UNIZIK JOURNAL OF BUSINESS 1(1) 2018 DOI: 10.36108/unizikjb/8102.10.0160
EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION: THE PLACE OF WOMEN
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
The role of women in industry can never be overemphasized because education and industrialization are veritable tools for emancipating women from poverty. This study examines the position of women in industry and finds that African women, particularly Nigerian women do not thrive in industry like their male counterparts due to many factors that inhibit them. These factors include legal and traditional practices that are rooted in our culture. Apart from legal factors, the work finds some cultural factors like early marriage and widowhood practices that are inimical to participation of women in industry. The work recommends that Nigerian laws should be reviewed, particularly the 1999 Constitution which should be made gender sensitive, so that women will be empowered to participate fully in industry. Also, all obnoxious cultural practices that are inimical to participation of women in industry should be jettisoned.