Gender and Technology: Catalyst for National Development

Publication Date : 01/01/2020

Author(s) :

Depo Popoola , Adesope D.A., Falohun Israel, Adewuyi Mathew.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 1
(01 - 2020)

Abstract :

The issue of technological education cannot be holistically discussed if gender issue is not taken into consideration. For a nation to develop technologically, priority must be given to girl-child education. This paper takes a cursory look at technological education and makes a girl child as point of reference. The dictum “what a man can do, a woman can do better” is apt in this discourse in that if girl-child technological education is given priority, the nation shall witness a tremendous development. Feminist theory is employed to buttress discussion on female gender’s right to education. The paper draws its data from journals, magazines and online materials. The paper concludes by laying much emphasis on education that is not bias towards female gender. If the country will have a meaningful drive towards development, female education must be given a priority. The paper recommends, among others, that government at all level should prioritize female education; provide a secure, peaceful and serene learning environment; provide incentives that will make learning attractive to them and encourage parents to release their girls to get sound education.

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