International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 1, Pages 30-42

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i1p30

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Sustainable Women's Participation in Democratic Process in Nigeria: The Community Education Option

Alese Oluwatoyin Dorcas1 

1Department of arts education, Adekunle Ajasin University, akungba – akoko, ondo state, Nigeria

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i1p30

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Abstract

There had been many years of political instability and military dictatorship in Nigeria before the present fourth republic. The atmosphere of democratic governance seems not yet steady. Nigeria is still passing through the phase of democratization from 1999 till date. The political scene had been dominated by men, just like other decision-making spheres, women’s participation in democratic process is still very low. This still largely accounts for the level of education of women and political practice characterized by godfatherism, violence, money, thuggery, electoral irregularities and weak democratic institution. This paper purports that community education is a good option for Nigeria to get to a threshold level of democratisation, for sustainable women’s participation in democracy in Nigeria as it will educate the people on the need for democratisation and an equal representation of the people in democracy.

Keywords: democracy, democratisation, sustainable women’s participation, electoral irregularities, community education

To Cite this Article: Dorcas, A. O. (2013). Sustainable Women's Participation in Democratic Process in Nigeria: The Community Education Option. International Education Research, 1(1), 30-42. https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i1p30

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