PERCEIVED IMPACT OF HOME BACKGROUND ON THE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF THE GIRLCHILD IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY IN OBI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE
Eke Agnes Agogo*
Department of Social Studies College of Education Oju, Benue State
This paper investigated into the perceived impact of home background on the educational attainment of the girl-child in the 21st Century in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State. The population of the students was 1800 girls with 100 as the sample size. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The research questions were answered using percentages while the hypothesis was analyzed using chi square and tested at 0.05 level of significance. From the finding, it was found that home background of the girl-child does not significantly impact on the girl's educational attainment. It was recommended that parents should lighten the burden on their girl-child's home background that may likely have impact on her educational attainment.