At the heart of achieving gender equality is the education of girls and women, and the removal of barriers to education and opportunities for their advancement. Research demonstrates that investment in women, and more specifically women’s education, has numerous positive effects on not only the women, but also her family and the entire nation. These outcomes not only improve the quality of life of women and their families, but also combat poverty and foster positive environmental actions in their lives. Therefore, this study investigated the extent to which women’s education, formal and non-formal education, determine effective environmental management in the Cross River State of Nigeria.
To achieve the aim of this study, two null hypotheses were posited and tested at a 0.05 level of significance using independent t-test analysis. A well validated 20 item questionnaire instrument was designed using a Likert scale model and administered to a randomized sample population of two hundred respondents comprised of women and girls that have attained formal and non-formal education, respectively. The results of the analysis show that women’s education, formal and non-formal, significantly determines effective environmental management. This implies that economic benefits of addressing and reducing barriers to women’s education and engagement in enviromental conservation can be sustainable.
|Keywords:||Investing, Education of Women, Environmental Management|
Assisstant Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
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