Orphans and School Vulnerabilities in Selected States in Nigeria

Abstract

This descriptive survey research investigated some issues that relate with schooling of orphans in Nigeria. Orphans aged 10-17 years, resident in orphanages and family settings, participated in the study. Snowball sampling technique was adopted in selecting the orphans. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and percentages. Results showed that about 240 in family settings and 48 in orphanages are not in school. It was discovered that 625 in family settings and 680 in orphanages did not complete their primary education. Furthermore, 824 orphans in family settings and 576 in orphanages did not attend secondary schools. So also 790 in family settings and 496 in orphanages did not complete their secondary school education It was noted that about 499 orphans in family settings occasionally miss school and the reasons given were due to house chores, economic activity such as hawking, labour work, sickness, lack of learning materials and non-payment of school fees. So also in orphanages, about 72 orphans occasionally miss school and those who have ever missed school do so because they were sick (149) and because of house chores (41). It was therefore recommended that government, development partners and various organisations should come up with aids and intervention programmes that can assist orphans schooling irrespective of residential placement.



Author Information
Olubukola Olakunbi Ojo, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Mojirayo Monsurat Afolabi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Opeyemi Oyewunmi Ekundayo, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Akinjide Gabriel Akintomide, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Oyeyemi Olubukola Babalola, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Kolawole Taofeek Aliyu, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Paper Information
Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Education & Difference: Gifted Education

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