Early marriage and academic achievement
Early marriage and academic achievement
The study looked at the impact of early marriage and academic achievement of girls in Bauchi local government Area, Bauchi State. The study's population consists of 250 schoolgirls from Bauchi Local Government.
100 high school females were chosen using stratified random sampling. The data was gathered using a questionnaire created by the researchers. The percentage and t-test were used to analyse the data.
The study found that early marriage was a factor in influencing girls' educational achievment in Bauchi Local Government Area, Bauchi State.
Most parents are unable to afford school fees for their daughters, as a result of which they accept early marriage. 58% of respondents agreed with the statement, 31% disagreed with the statement, and 11% were undecided.
CHAPTER ONE: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Given their position and standing in every culture, the importance of female child education cannot be overstated. A girl child's education is critical in all aspects of life. However, many people are unaware of this and encourage girl children to marry at a young age.
Early marriage occurs when a girl marries at a young age (between the ages of 12 and 18).
The rate and age at which young girls marry in Bauchi Local Government Area, Bauchi State, could be attributed to social, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic variables. As determined by the locals.
Marriage is thus a consensual agreement between a man and a woman to form a family. It necessitates complete agreement between man and women without the use of coercion.
Marriage can take place through Islam, Christianity, tradition, or courtship. Everything must be agreed upon by the guy and the woman.
Marriage is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as a legal partnership between a husband and a wife. Women, in particular, play a crucial role in boosting society's socioeconomic standard. They are the family's creator and centre.
They are also the primary guardians of the society's social, cultural, and fundamental values, and they are the most effective means of achieving long-term change. Jibowu (1965)
carried on the need for good general education for women in her contribution during 1969 curriculum confidence on women education in Nigeria. According to her, this is because their influence on children during their formative years is critical.
She added that a youngster spends approximately six hours per day at school and approximately eighteen hours per day at home. The man's impact on him/her is so enormous during the formative years, and a woman with a good education greatly benefits a growing child.
According to A. Etimyomi, it is being investigated if the process of growth, together with the accompanying socioeconomic changes and transformation, has affected the traditional role of women as mothers and wives.
The society today expects them to later or assist their counterparts in resolving the majority of the challenges confronting the modern societal system. So, female child education should provide an excellent general education that will enable them to deal with the majority of the problems that may arise.
Girl child education is low in most parts of Northern Nigeria due to parental early marriage and other issues. As a result, attitude has had a large social impact, such as early marriage and divorce,
which has increased the number of prostitutes. If a female is divorced at an early stage of her marriage, she may have difficulty finding another husband in time.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE problem
Early marriage has been a severe issue in Bauchi Local Government Area. It has jeopardised both state and federal government efforts in Nigeria to educate women. Because education is essential for a country's prosperity. Both men and women must be educated.
The main issue was parental ignorance, particularly among moms, who did not understand the value of education. Because the majority of them are illiterates, they have no firm desire to extend their education to a higher degree. They believe that getting married at a young age is more significant.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
For the investigation, the following hypotheses were developed:
To ascertain the reasons for early marriage in the Bauchi Local Government Area.
To assess the impact of early marriage in the Bauchi Local Government Area.
Parental attitudes towards early marriage in Bauchi Local Government Area.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
What factors contribute to early marriage in Bauchi Local Government Area?
What are the negative consequences of early marriage in Bauchi lga?
What impact does parental attitude have on girl child education in Bauchi Local Government Area?
1.5 significance OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of early marriage on young girls' education in Bauchi Local Government Area, Bauchi State. The study will help parents understand the value of girl child education in Bauchi Local Government Area and throughout the country.
1.6SCOPE OF STUDY
This project's aim is limited to the effect of early marriage on girl child education in Bauchi Local Government Area.
1.7 DEFINITION OF OPERATIONAL TERMS
The following terms were defined based on their usage in the text.
Early Marriage: This is a situation in which a girl kid marries at a young age without going through the regular maturation and socialisation process.
Typically between the ages of twelve and eighteen (12-18).
The impact of early marriage: This refers to the positive and negative effects of early marriage on the girl child and society as a whole.
Girl child education is the process of teaching, training, and learning to increase a girl child's general knowledge and develop abilities in primary, elementary, intermediate, and further higher/post secondary school.