People’s Perception about Hurdles in Female’s Education in District Faisalabad

Hassan Ali, Ashfaq Ahmad Maann, Muhammad Hasnain

Abstract


This study emphasizes that a major barrier to girl access and participation in formal education is the cultural and traditional values and the daily realities of poverty stand between girls and their prospects for educational opportunities. Traditional beliefs, practices and sayings perpetuate gender imbalance in terms of educational attainments. Main objective of the study is to find out the people`s perception about the hurdles which hinder female’s education in rural areas of District Faisalabad. This research study comprised upon 300 respondents. Multistage sampling technique was applied for data collection. First of all one tehsil (Tehsil Faisalabad) was selected, two union councils (UC-172 and UC-158) were selected randomly then four villages (Dial Gar & Talwandi from UC-172 and Chak # 64 and Chak # 65/JB from each UC-158) were selected randomly and at the last stage 300 respondents were selected randomly from the selected villages. Data were collected with the help of a well-designed interview schedule. Data were analyzed by using SPSS software. It was concluded that (59.80%) respondents facing economic barriers and also unable to afford books and uniform expenditures. (30.66%) stated that environment is not much conducive. (15.47%) stated that cultural norms resist female’s education and confined the females to religious education only. (22.99%) of total respondents stated that the female who are given school education did not follow religious obligations. On the basis of the research it is recommending that Government should arrange awareness campaigns among rural people about the importance of female education. Laws made for necessary primary education and strictly enacted and enforced. Parents should stop gender dissemination among children.


Keywords


Educational Awareness, Barriers in female`s education, Rural literacy, Rural Development

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