Abstract

Girl Child Right, especially to education in Nigeria, is an issue of growing concern which is treated with levity. Scholarly records show that, the girl-child faces a lot of molestation which includes, forced labour, being sold into slavery, and forced into early marriage. This is a trend that can be eradicated through Enhanced Teacher Guidance and Counselling. To buttress this view, we embarked on this study to identify how Guidance and Counselling Approaches can be deployed to educate the girl-child and enable her to stand strong in the face of her plights/challenges. We adopted a descriptive survey research design using Key Informant Interviews and participant observation method of data gathering. Our representative samples were selected by identifying schools in local government headquarters of the study drawn from both the northern and southern parts of the country. Findings revealed that guidance and counselling plays a very prominent role in educating the girl child about her rights. This however, is bedevilled by poor government policies and unavailability of adequate finance. In our submission, we suggested that, there is the need for a deliberate government policy mandating the setting up of effective guidance and counselling units to support the education of the girl-child.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0243
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada