Adebisi G. L.,Oyebode L. A. and Balogun O. T.
Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Federal College of Animal Health and
Production Technology, Oyo state.
College of Agriculture Food Science and Technology, Wesley University of Science and Technology,
Ondo, Ondo state.
Department Of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan.
This study examined perception of rural dwellers on girl-child education in Saki East local government area of Oyo state. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents, resulting in a total number of 120 household heads used for this study. Primary data on the perception of rural dwellers on girl-child education was collected using interview schedule and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results reveal that majority (75.8%) of the respondents were male, within 41-50 years of age and were aware of girl-child education through the use of the radio (81.7%). Further results show that majority (85.0%) of the respondents had favorable perception of girl-child education. Chi-square analysis of the result shows that there was a significant relationship between the level of education of the respondents (?2= 4.379, p = 0.002), awareness on girl-child education (?2 =5.441, p = 0.020) and their perception of girl-child education. Further results of correlation analysisrevealed that there existed a correlation between income (r = -0.592, p= 0.000), the constraints facing rural dwellers on girls’ education (r = -0.465, p = 0.000) and their perception on girl-child education. Based on these findings, the study recommended that adult literacy should be encouraged and the cost of acquiring formal education should be subsidized.