WOMEN IN CONTINUING EDUCATION TOWARDS LIFELONG LEARNING: A STUDY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (FUTO), IMO STATE, NIGERIA
Literacy is a basic human right, yet so many women are either denied or lack in this great opportunity to a productive livelihood. This is in spite of the important role women play in the achievement of global sustainable development. Education of women brings about the transformation of lives, creates a pathway up and out of a life of poverty and dependence on others. It offers women new perspective for their voices to be heard and the means to become who they desire. Considering the need to be educated irrespective of time, using the platform created by continuing education, a study was designed to determine the who and the intent of women who are engaged in continuing education programme in FUTO. Specifically, the research intends to find out the women who are engaged in the programme, their areas of interest, their reasons of involving themselves in the programme and how it will lead to sustainable development. The researchers used document analysis to collect data. The result of the research would provide insight into why women engage in continuing education as well as areas which women are aspiring to excel in future.
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