Gender Equality Consciousness and Female Learners’ Participation in Vocational Education in Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu, Nigeria

Dr Ekpenyong David Oboqua & Dr Loretta Chika Ukwuaba


This study investigated gender equality consciousness and female learners’ participation in vocational education in Enugu State College of Education Technical, Enugu, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of the study, one null hypothesis was formulated and tested. The research design used was survey design. The sample of the study comprised 380 female learners selected from four schools using simple and accidental random sampling techniques. An instrument designed by the researchers named “Gender Equality Consciousness and Female Learners Questionnaire” (GECFLQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated and the reliability estimate, using Cronbach Alpha coefficient method, ranged from 0.72 to 0.79. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 Alpha level. The result shows that gender equality consciousness has significant influence on female learners’ participation in vocational education. Based on the result, recommendations were made, among others, that government should provide good learning environment and necessary educational facilities to female learners who are into vocational education programmes

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