LEVEL OF AWARENESS , EXTENT OF INVOLVEMENT AND OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL GENDER POLICY ON BASIC EDUCATION IN SOKOTO STATE
The paper examined the level of awareness, the extent of involvement and probable obstacles to the effective implementation of the national gender policy on basic education in Sokoto State. A sample of 180 teachers was drawn from the population of teachers at the Junior Secondary School level in Sokoto Slate through a stratified random sampling technique. A questionnaire tagged Teachers Awareness and Involvement Questionnaire (TAIO) was used to obtain information from the teachers. Results of the study show that teachers in the state are not aware of the existence of the National Gender Policy in basic education, they are also not involved in the implementation of the policy. The most important obstacle to the successful implementation of the policy being teachers' insufficient knowledge of the various aspects of the policy. It was recommended among others that teachers should be given adequate training and orientation for the implementation of the policy considering the fa c t that teachers are the cornerstone of the implementation of any education policy.
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