COVID-19 AND THE FUTURE OF GIRL CHILD EDUCATION IN PANKSHIN AND ENVIRONS
Nokshuwan Emmanuel Jidauna, Polmi Ibrahim, Shittu A. Soliu
The study examined COVID -19 and the future of girl child Education in Pankshin and Environs. The study employed descriptive research design of a survey type. The population comprised the entire girl child in communities in Pankshin and environs. The sample sizes of 150 respondents were randomly selected using clustered random sampling techniques. Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data for the study. The questionnaire was constructed on 4-point Likert scale of Strongly Agree (SA)-4, Agree (A)-3, Disagree (D)-2 and Strongly Disagree (SD)-1. The instrument was validated by experts from test and measurement in Psychology at the Federal college of Education Pankshin. The reliability of the instrument was established through Cronbachâ€™s alpha after the instrument had been administered on 20 girl child outside the sample for the study, which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.71. The research questions raised were answered using the means scores. The study revealed that the pandemic have shattered education of the girl child through teenage pregnancies, taking parental responsibilities among others. The study revealed that many risk associated with sexual exploitation, gender base violence. It was concluded that COVID-19 affect the girl child education in communities in Pankshin and environs in Plateau State. Therefore, the study recommended that among others that; government should ensure the right of the girl child is protected, government and parents should ensure that the girl child should return to school.
Keywords: COVID-19, Students, Parents, challenges, Education
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2021-05-30