'Dr' Girl-Child Education: A Reality or a Mirage among Females with Hearing Impairment in Nigeria

By Funmilola Omolara Akinpelu.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Education is a basic human right, vital to personal and societal development and well being and all children deserve a quailty education founded on a rights-based approach and rooted in the concept of gender equality(UNICEF,2006). It is also stated clearly in the National Policy of Education(NPE,2004) in Nigeria that education is a right and not a privilege for every citizen whether male or female; able or disabled; young or old,etc. The idea of gender equility was also stessed at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995,Nigerian women have followed suit by trying to make their impact felt in social and political aspects of the county. One of the slogans now is that the place of women is not only in the kitchen and that if you educate a woman you are educating a nation. Based on this background, the present researcher is interested in finding out the place of females with hearing impairment in terms of girl- child education in Nigeria.

Keywords: Girl-Child Education

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.87-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 488.588KB).

Dr. Funmilola Omolara Akinpelu

Visiting International Scholar, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I earned my bachelor and master's degrees in Special Education and my doctorate degree in Guidance and Counselling. My professional goal is to pursue professional opportunity which promotes the right and dignity of disabled people. My special knowledge and skills include but not limited to:international teaching, research and services in diverse areasof disabilities, multicultural skills of career counselling and rehabilitation of physically challenged students, counselling services for parents of students with special needs. I am also the academic advisor and the coodinator for graduate students in the department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I teach courses such as: Adolescent Psychology and Counselling; Learning Disabilities and Learning Problems; Group Dynamics and Group Procedures; The Special Child in a Regular Classroom Setting; Practicum in Guidance and Counselling; Practicum in Special Education etc. I also supervise both undergraduate and graduate students projects. I am a member of Counselling Association of Nigeria; National Association of Special Education and also International Association of Special Education.

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