Women function in various capacity ranging from family to professional roles.Their activities are of immense importance in national development.This paper is a modest attempt at examining the neglect of women in rural communities of Kano state,Nigeria.It is however evident that rural women in Kano state are educationally disadvantage,backward and the challenging facing them are multifarious and sophisticated.The paper highlights the importance of educating rural women in view of its numerous benefits to women,individual and society at large.This paper sought opinions on discrimination against women in the area of education,it looks at the studies of women in educational development in Kano state,Nigeria,the orientation efforts of the government and the gains such portends for overall national development.Finally,the paper suggest the type of education rural women need,in addition to some strategies for developing adequate intervention programme that will be meaningful and effective.
Oladipo Idowu Filaodun, Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Stream: Education: social justice and social change
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