Towards maximising women education in Nigeria for sustainable development

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Oyo State: Department of Social Studies, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education

Introduction; Conceptual clarifications; Women education and sustainable development; Hindrances to women education towards national development in Nigeria; Recommendations; Conclusion.

Globally, women and girls constitute a larger percentage of the population of most societies. Women are the backbone of any civilized society; hence they made up a significant group in the world. There is therefore the need to focus attention on issues affecting their education and consequent effects on national and sustainable development. The greatest factor which can improve the status of women in any society is education. Women empowerment is a worthwhile investment in communities and society as a whole. By contrast, where women do not have full participation in economic and political life, development is not truly sustainable. Women participation is crucial if such efforts are to hit their intended target and have the full desired sustainable impact. Educated women can play an equal role as men in nation building. However, in spite of several efforts by international women groups, constitutional guarantees, protecting laws and sincere efforts by governments to uplift the plight of women, education and women empowerment is still unsustainable.