Author: Timothy Opeyemi Yayi
Institution: University of Ilorin
Author: Omoshalewa Lasbat Badamas
Institution: University of Ilorin
Author: Ifeoma Okafor
Institution: University of Ilorin
Year of publication: 2021
Source: Show
Pages: 83-92
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.21.66.4.07
PDF: tner/202104/tner6607.pdf

The study investigated gender studies and awareness of child rights among in-school adolescents in Osogbo metropolis, Osun state, Nigeria. The study was a descriptive research method. The population for this research work consisted of upper-basic schools and students in Osun State The target population was all students in upper-basic school level 2. in Osogbo metropolis, a multi-stage sampling technique was adopted to select 350 respondents. The questionnaire instrument titled: questionnaire on childs’ rights awareness was used and it was validated by experts in the Department of Social Sciences Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria. The reliability of the instrument was established through the test-retest method. A correlation coefficient of 0.85 was obtained, relevant data were gathered and analyzed with the appropriate statistical tools which include percentage, and a t-test was used at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study revealed that the awareness of in-school adolescents on child rights was low. There was a significant difference in the awareness of child’s rights of male and female adolescents in favour of females. It was recommended among others that, there should be more advocacy in publicizing the Nigerian constitution and all its amendments, to make it available to schools and the general public.

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