This research present finding of an
investigation into the impact of women education on community development in
Mbaitoli local government Area of Imo State. Different groups of educate and
non-educated men and women collecting the necessary data are state. A total of
one hundred and fifty respondents satisfaction of the researchers were used for
the analysis. In the analysis of the data, education has contributed in one way
or other, towards the development of Mbaitoli community such contribution
impact of women education on community development have not been sustained and
therefore more effort is need to be intensified. It is therefore recommended
that government should intensify campaign on the impact of women education
towards the development of communities; women should be encouraged and
motivated to attend the highest level of education. Also educated women should
be encouraged to climb higher on the political ladder without fear.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1.0 Background/Overview of the study = = =
1.1 Historical background = = = = =
1.2 Statement of problem = = = = =
1.3 Objective of the study = = = = =
1.4 Significance of the study = = = = =
1.5 Scope of the study = = = = = =
1.6 Research question = = = = = =
1.7 Limitation of the study = = = = =
Definition of terms = = = = = =
2.1 Theoretical framework/Literature
2.2 Literature Review
2.2. Introductory statement = = = =
Difference and Academic Endemic Endeavor = = = = == = =
role in the bid to the recognized =
Decision-making power = = =
of review = = = = = =
Research methodology = = = = = =
3.1 Introductory statement = = = = = =
3.2 Design of the study = = = = = = =
3.3 Population of the study = = = = = =
3.4 Sample/Sampling techniques = = = = =
3.5 Research instrument = = = = = =
3.6 Validation of the instrument = = = = =
3.7 Reliability of the instrument = = = = =
3.8 Administration of the instrument = = = =
3.9 Method of data collection = = = = =
3.10 Method of data analysis = = = = = =
Data presentation and analysis
Introduction = = = = = = = =
Data presentation and analysis = = = =
Research question = = = = = = =
Summary of major findings = = = = =
summary, conclusion, and Recommendation
Discussion of findings = = = = = =
Conclusion of findings = = = = = =
Education implication = = = = = =
Recommendations = = = = = = =
Suggestions for further research = = = =
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Questionnaire = = = = = = = = =
LIST OF TABLES
4.2.1: The impact of women education on
proper up bring of their children ……………………………………………….…….35.
4.2.2: The impact of women education in
political, economic and Social development …………………………..……36
4.2.3: Women, contribution so far in reviving and strengthening traditional
4.2.4: the impact of women education on community, state, and nation building
4.2.5 necessity for women education ………………….39
4.2.6: The level of women education ………………….39
4.2.7: The society’s expectation on highly educated women
4.2.8: people’s feeling towards the Nigeria education
1.0 BACKGROUND/OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY
project aims at identifying the impact of women education on community
development in Mbaitoli local government Area of Imo state. The education
backwardness of females. In this domain has parents attitudes towards the
education of the girl children, parent socio economic background, the
unresponsive attitude of females themselves towards education, certain aspects
of the culture of the people and government education policy in the area of
study. In the whole, a lot is invested on education in the belief that education
is basic to national development progress.
The federal and state government of Nigeria
place high premium on education they recognize the fact that education is a
weapon against ignorance, disease, squalor unenlightened Living and industrious
citizenry capable of producing a prosperous nation more especially among the
women folk. No wonder an adage says Train a man, you Train a soul Train a woman
you Train a nation the Nigeria government taxes organization of the importance
of education when it stipulated in the policy on education (1977) that
education is the confide right of every Nigerian child, respective of real or
marginal disability, this means that the females child is not life out.
In a nutshell, woman education helps
woman to play many of the modern roles in the society unity and society at
large. Without education the society will still be backward and will look like
a mirage and it will be worst when more than half of the society members which
is the women group are not educated.
1.2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
is said to thrive in controversy and this is inevitable because of nature of
the discipline. No history about a man and his society written or tap by a man
is unflawed by personal understanding and judgment. Oral history and to lesser
extent written history must as a ruler be fair to a section of those concerned
while at the same time being unfair to others, thus the reconstruction and
documentation of historical events have been bedeviled by a myriad of controversies,
these without documented or written history. This is the case with the history
of people of Mbaitoli and Igbo’s in general. No. historical question arouses
more interest among. Present day Igbo’s that the inquiry where the Igbo’s come
The area known Mbaitoli Local Government Area in Imo State of
has nothing in existence to the best of our knowledge by way of a permanent
publication as the cult antic origin or history of the people of Mbaitoli as at
the year 2000. The people of Mbaitoli have no history of a common notable
ancestry. But the origin and history of the component town that make up
Mbaitoli abound, and some dates back to 4000 year ago. Before the coming of the
white men, there was no Mbaitoli and each of the nine community existed long
before the advent of colonnade masters. Between 1930 and 1932, major Stephenson
the district officer for Owerri division became anxious for decentralization of
traditional authority Mbaitoli and Ikeduru were amalgamated in a federal
council in 1957 and in October 1958, Mbaitoli separated and established
Mbaitoli district council with this arrangement, Mbieri native court dispensary
and postal agency came into existence until 1958 when the name was changed to
Mbaitoli. It remained a country council until the first military coup data in
The fight for an autonomous local government are for
Ikeduru never rested, never slept and look risks in the pursuit of Mbaitoli
division. The principle problem was as a result of abundance of resource
persons and the materials wealth found in Mbaitoli but the Mbaitoli resource
persons. Swore not to rest until Mbaitoli was liberated. These include: Barr.
G.U. Osuji, C.N, Egbuchulam, Nkwokorie, Ogbubie. Some of these people shuttled
between Mbaitoli and Enugu almost every week to
the then administrator of east central State, Mr. Ukpabi Asika at Enugu, Enoch Chukwurah,
Barr. Comel .O. Nwosu etc. joined and led the delegates from Mbaitoli division
was created in 1973 by the Ukpai Asika Head Government of East Central State.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
modernization of traditional people for many years has formed one of the major
problems to our national government and political leaders. It is Impossible for
a developing country like Nigeria to make a meaningful head way to wards the
realization of developing while the bulk of its people continue to live in the
past many communities in Mbaitoli local Government Area still place more
importance on male education more than female education. They believe that
training a woman is a waste of time and money seem their education ends in
kitchen. This has indeed been a big problem to the nation at large and the
community in particular because it has greatly hindered development.
No country or nation can grow without the
backing and contribution of women. Women are the pillars of the house, kindred, village, community and
the entire society. Education in Nigeria does not allow women who
form more that half of the population the opportunities to fulfill their
potentials as unique and important individuals deserving respect. A modern
nation and community reeds individuals who can take active part in public
affairs, who are able to exercise their right and performed their duties effectively.
It is then very ridiculous and at the same time puzzling when the political
leaders talk of national liberation when more than half of the population
(Women) are in bondage of illiteracy.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
It is a know fact that women in Nigeria today
are more educated than in the past. Women education is well acknowledge and
appreciated due to the immense benefit the immediate family as well as the
society at large.
Education of women has been observed in recent time as
his/her girl child. It is commonly stated that when woman do not get the same
education as men the stated instead of being a whole is reduced to a half the
level of a women’s education determine herself realization human relationship,
economic efficiency and civic responsibility.
The recognition of the need to educate women not with
standing, Women up till today are regarded as the second class citizen in
operational terms the objectives of the study include.
To trace the problems of women education
and find out the problem benefit that can acme from the education of women for
the development of the community.
To suggest possible implication of the
findings to the study.
To identify the factors that give rise to
To make recommendation on factors that can
contribute to positive solution of these problems.
Changing social attitudes and community
practices by active participation and involvement of both man and women.
Equal access to women to healthcare,
quality education at all levels and vocational occupational health and safety,
social security and public office etc.
Equal access to participation and decision
making of women in social, political and economic life of the nation.
de-jury and se-facto enjoy meant of all human rights and fundamental freedom by
women on equal basis with man in all sphere political, economic, social,
cultural and civil.
Building and strengthening partnership with
civil society, particularly women’s organizations.
an environment through positive economic and social policies for full
development for women to enable them to realize their fill potential.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
research work will bring in to focus the place of women’s education on
community development more especially in Mbaitoli local Government Area and the
entire designing future education policies to meet the needs of all areas with
in its Jurisdiction.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
are twenty seven local government areas in Imo State
who can be investigated upon but for the sake of this research work the scope
will only focus on Mbaitoli Local government area which comprise of nine
communities with in it’s areas of jurisdiction.
1.6 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
the purpose of this study the following research question were form dated.
To what extent has the education acquired
by women helped in the police economic and social development of society?
Does the education acquired by women help
in the proper up bringing of their children there by enhancing community
development of society.
1.7 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
consideration of the limited time, money and the problems of extensive travel,
it was decided that the subject should be drawn from one seven (7) villages in
Mbaitoli local government Area. This means that the sample is not wholly
representative. In addition, there was the willingness of some respondents to
fill the question despite some persecutions. In personal interview too,
attempts were made to get certain individuals to respond while some bluntly
refuse any interview.
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
With the context of this study, of the following
terms should be understood in the same way.
According to Funlis and vag-nalls (1978) defined education as the
development of the whole native of man physical intellect oral and moral
through interaction within every phrase of his environment. They stressed that
two distinctive phrase are involved in education process.
(b) The adjustment to his social environment and
the interest of his society as a whole.
to Ihejirika, community is a group of people of different backgrounds,
identity, cultures, religion race, occupations, living in one place,
distribute or country with shared
attitude and interest. Differently but a community is there fore a group of
people who live in a particular area and have common affinities with which they
are easily identified.
(3) History: History is account of the
past which seck seek to provide reasons why things happened the way they did.
involves changes certain places from simplicity to complexity. It implies a
progressive change in development and growth. Development is progressive in
(1978:51) said that development follows on orderly sequence and a continuous
process. Therefore, development in a community implies a change of certain
basic amentias in that community which there by improve the standard of living
of the people in that community.
development: The united nations in 1956 defined
community development as the process by which the efforts of the people are
united with those of the government authorities into the life of the nation and enable them to
contribute fully to the national progress.
the philosophy behind community development is to enhance the quality life of
the people of the locality through the improvement of their poverty level,
literacy level, ignorance and general standard of living of the rural dwellers.