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Title:Interaction of some socio-economic determinants of women education in Yobe State
Author:Badejo, O.O.
Periodical:Annals of Borno
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:educational policy
primary education
secondary education
Abstract:Surveys of classroom enrolment patterns in Yobe State, Nigeria, show that girls represent less than 40 percent of the total number of students in both primary and secondary schools in this State. The present paper presents results from a survey - carried out among 960 people in 1999 - focusing on the interaction between economic status, religion and place of residence in determining the enrolment of women in education in Yobe State. The results indicate that there is a significant difference in the attitudes towards women's education among the following groups: high-income as opposed to low-income families; urban as opposed to rural dwellers; and Christians as opposed to Muslims. The absence of any interaction between economic status, religion and place of residence indicates that each of these variables independently has an effect on women's education in Yobe State. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]