THE EFFECTS OF GENDERED VIOLENCE TO EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Sylvester Nwigwe Ogbueghu, Isaac Okereke Ugwu

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This paper is concerned with the girl child education in higher institution a questionnaire was used to gather information from women and men undergraduate students the questionnaire was distributed to students in a set of randomly selected undergraduate courses, which resulted in 169 useable responses, representing 8.6% of the undergraduate population of 8,987 students. Our most compelling finding is that 83.3% of the undergraduate sample reported having experienced some type of violence. The study findings is that our students experience an inordinate and troubling amount of violence in their lives. Far from being exceptional, violence is the norm among our students. This paper therefore, suggests that higher institutions introduce more guiding and counselling units to help students over come and live, study above the injuries inflicted on them that can be a hindrances to their academic performance.


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Girl child; violence; university undergraduate; and academic performance

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