Education of Women for Empowerment in Nigeria

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The new movement for women empowerment in Africa generally and in Nigeria particularly has increasingly gathered momentum. The womenfolk obviously feel that it is time to gain their rightful position in a society that has for a long time relegated them to the background. Truly, in traditional African societies, a woman was not expected to be an equal to a man. Armed with education, political clout and general information about world happenings, today’s woman has decided to take the centre stage in politics generally. This paper is designed to show how the Nigerian woman has struggled to achieve gender equality. Implications abound for adult counselling as it applies to women. For example, counselling is purported to raise the self-concept and confidence of women and promote their ego-identity to be more competitive along-side men. Experienced counsellors shall work in tandem with women organisations to empower women and raise their status in the society they leave in.


Keywords: Education, Women Empowerment
Stream: Learning, Education, Training
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: , , , Education of Women for Empowerment in Nigeria, Education of Women for Empowerment in Nigeria


Dr. Roseline E. Tawo

Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar
Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Holder of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree in Elementary Education, Masters of Education (M.Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) Degrees in Guidance and Counselling from University of Calabar, Calabar where I am now teaching Guidance and Counselling, Adult Psychology, Women Education courses and other related courses. She is a trained Home Economist. I taught for 12 years in a number of Secondary Schools in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria. Worked for 5 years as a Research Officer and served as the Head of the Department of Research and Statistics in the Local Government Education Authority, Calabar. Functioned as the Coordinator of the B.Ed Adult Education Consultancy Programme. A Course Adviser, teach and supervise student’s projects work. Served as an Examination Officer and the Industrial Attachment Coordinator. I am a member of several Professional Associations, which among them include: The Counselling Association of Nigeria, The Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologist, World Council of Curriculum and Instruction, Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, National Association for Women Academics among others. Has attended several conferences and published papers in many Professional Journals both internationally and locally. Have articles in books and also a co-author of a book on psychology. I have skills in sewing, knitting, crocheting, bead making and other crafts. I am married. I am an honest, hardworking, dedicated lady who maintain standard in all I do.

Prof. Daniel Denga

Professor of Education, Department of Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Calabar
Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

A Professor of Education. He has published over 35 books in various fields of Education and over 200 Journals publications across continents. He is profusely quoted in his field.

Dr. Hannah M. Denga

Senior Lecturer, Department of Extension and Distance Learning, Institute of Education, University of Calabar
Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Has Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling. Has a wide range of teaching experience from primary school to tertiary institutions of learning for over 25 years. A member of national and international professional associations with over 20 local and 6 international publications.

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