Supporting rural girls into higher education at health training institutions. W4H

Authors: Hafsat M Baba
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

In rural areas, the number of girls who leave school with sufficient qualifications to attend health training institutions is low. Moreover, the lack of community understanding and misconception of girl child education presents a serious challenge for the production of quality female health workers that originate from the rural communities. Poor financial capacity of parents to pay for education, such as health training, encourages them to marry off their daughters outside their communities as soon as possible.

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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Empowerment, girls' empowerment, Health systems strengthening, Health Training Institutions, Access to education, girls education, female health workers, rural communities, Foundation Year Programme (FYP), Rural education,