IMPACT OF RADIO PROGRAMMES ON PARENTAL ATTITUDES ON GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION: A STUDY OF ONICHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE



ABSTRACT
This research is an investigation of “the impact of radio programmes and parental attitude on the girl-child education”. The study area is Onicha Local Government Area in Ebonyi State. This research examines the concept of, and crucial issues in girl-child education. It Identifies socio-cultural patterns, religious misconceptions, poverty, teenage pregnancy and early marriage among others as factors militating against the girl-child education. It also evaluate the impact of radio programmes on the development of girl-child education. 

In order to determines these objectives, random sampling was done using questionnaire, and chi-square was used to test the hypothesis. The findings shows that people are not aware of the radio programmes that enlighten girls and women on the need to improve their education as shown in table 4.2:12,3, and 5 and also in table 4:2.10 it shows that the financial background of parent affect girl-child education. This work outlines the role the parents and radio programmes should play in order to improve girl-child enrollment in school.



IMPACT OF RADIO PROGRAMMES ON PARENTAL ATTITUDES ON GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION: A STUDY OF ONICHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE


A RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION (EBSU) IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B. Sc.)


 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page……………………………………………………………   i
Approval Page…………………………………………………….     ii
Dedication………………………………………………………..       iii
Acknowledgements……………………………………………….     iv
Abstract……………………………………………………………     v
Table of contents ………………………………………………..      vii
List of the tables………………………………………………….      x
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1     Background to the Study………………………………..       1
1.2     Statement of the Problem………………………………..      5
1.3     Objectives of the Study………………………………….      6
1.4     Significance of the Study……………………………….       7
1.5     Research Questions………………………………………     8
1.6     Research Hypothesis……………………………………..     8
1.7     Conceptual and Operational  definition …………………     9
1.8     Scope of the study……………………………...………..…  11
1.9     Limitations of the Study…………………………………..     11

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1         INTRODUCTION…………………………………………      13
2.2     Concept of the Girl-Child Education……………………      14
2.3     Crucial Issues in Girl-Child Education in Nigeria………     16
2.4     School Retention and Dropout…………………………..      18
2.5     Efforts of government, non governmental/agencies
and radio at encouraging girl-child education…………      18
2.6     Girl-Child Education and Radio-What Role…………….      19
2.7     The Role of Radio …………………………………………    19
2.8.    The Role of the School Radio…………………………….    21
2.9     Issues in Girl-Child Education in Nigeria- Implication
for Library and Information……………………………….     22
2.10   Nigeria’s Strategy for Girls……………………………….    23
2.11   Recent Achievements and Impact………………………     24
2.12   History of Onicha LGA…………………………………        25
2.13      Theoretical Frame Work…………………………………      26
2.14      Theoretical Frame Work…………………………………      27
CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1     Research Design………………………………………….     29
3.2     Population of the Study…………………………………        30
3.3     Source of Data/Instrument…………………………….         30
3.3.1 Primary Sources…………………………………………       30
3.3.2 Secondary Source………………………………………        31
3.4     Sample Size    …………………………………………         31
3.5     Sample Technique………………………………………       33
3.6     Data Analysis  ………………………………………….        33
CHAPTER FOUR
4.1     Data Presentation……………………………………. 34
4.2     Data Analysis……………………………………………        35
4.2.1  Do you have radio………………………………………        35
4.3     Test of Hypothesis………………………………………       47
4.4     Discussion and Interpretation of data in relation
to research Hypothesis…………………………………       54
CHAPTER FIVE
5.1     Recommendations……………………………………..         57
5.2     Conclusion……………………………………………….        60
References………………………………………………        .63
Appendix …………………………………………………       66
LIST OF TABLE
Table 4.2.1            Do you have radio………………………….     35
Table 4.2.2:           Do you listen to radio programmes?.........    35
Table 4.2.3: Do you like the radio programmes
that encourages the girl-child education?......36
Table 4.2.4:         Do you think girl-child education can be
improved?......................................................36
Table 4.2.5           Does frequent radio programmes improve
the education of the girl-child?........................37
Table 4.2.6            Does radio partner with government to
encourage girl-child education?.......................38
Table 4.2.7            Does the education of the Girl-child
delays her marriage or makes her not to
marry at all?....................................................38
Table 4.2.8:           Are most educated females
morally bankrupt?............................................39
Table 4.2.9: Do you believe that education of the female
 is as important as the education of the male?...39
Table 4.2. 10:        Can high school fees/levies forced you to
send only your boys and few of the
girls to school?...................................................40
Table 4.2.11:         Can girls be denied of education because
of domestic work?..............................................41
Table 4.2.12:         Do you believe that radio programmes helps
in educating the girl-child?...............................41
Table 4.2.13:         Can education of a girl-child make her
acquires knowledge and realizes
her potentialities?..............................................42
Table 4.2.14:         Does parental training helps in educating
girl-child ?..........................................................43
Table 4.2.15          Can education of girl – child makes her a functional member of the society……………. 43      
Table 4.2.16:         Can girl-child education be a key to a
successful living?..............................................44
Table 4.2.17:         Can a girl -child engaged in blockmoulding,
hawking and learning of trades because she
is not educated?................................................45
Table 4.2.18:         Does a girl-child need education because
she have a right in her family?...........................45
Table 4.2.19:         Does the campaign of (UNICEF) motivate
the parents to educate their
girl-child?............................................................46
Table 4.2.20:         Does the education of the girl child encourage
her to know her challenges and how to
 fight against it?..................................................47

IMPACT OF RADIO PROGRAMMES ON PARENTAL ATTITUDES ON GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION:
A STUDY OF ONICHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE.
 

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