CHALLENGES FACED BY ADULT FEMALE STUDENTS IN SOME FACULTIES: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

CHALLENGES FACED BY ADULT FEMALE STUDENTS IN SOME FACULTIES: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

Author by Dr. Kolawole Ayodele

Journal/Publisher: International Academic Journal Of Information Sciences And Projectmanagement

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 21 - 27

Abstract

All over the world today, learning has become the vehicle of welfare and prosperity and the access to it becomes crucial for economic and social inclusion.
Like everywhere else in the world, the female adults in Nigeria are confronted with a lot of complex problems which has a continuous effect on our nation
economically, socially and culturally. The purpose of this study was to explore the concerns of adult female Students in some faculties in Nigeria. The population included in the study was a convenient sample (N=200) of women who attended part time programmes in five higher institutions in Ogun State. Upon consent, participants were asked to complete the “Adult Female Students’ Concerns Scale” (AFCS). Data was analyzed using simple percentage, multiple regression. The participants demonstrated a mean value of 57.3 (SD 18.9) representing a strong conviction to academically improve themselves and a mean value of 69.7 representing a strong conviction on motivational factors. The results indicated that there is a meaningful difference between individual and environmental barriers to female education and order of effectiveness of barriers based on their age and marital status.


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