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Activities Of Faith-Based Christian Organizations And The Educational Empowerment Of Female Members In Central Senatorial District Of Cross River State, Nigeria

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Erim, Costly Manyo



Activities, faith-based Christian, organizations, educational empowerment, female members, central senatorial district



Education is an indispensable tool for the improvement of life of people especially women. Educating a woman is crucial to her self-improvement and liberation from all forms’ limitations. An educated woman can adopt the best family method to control the size of her family, enhance her children's health and reduce infant mortality rate. When women are educationally empowered, they are well able to face challenging situations, fight against traditional roles that are repugnant to rural justice and live happier and fulfilled lives: The study investigated whether the activities of faith-based Christians organizations influence the educational empowerment of female members in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria. The population was (8,800) registered female members domiciled in one hundred and fifty-nine (159) churches in the study area. Ten percent (10%) of the population which was 880 respondents constituted the sample, this was done using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The data was analyzed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result revealed that the activities of faith-based Christian organizations in provision of educational facilities significantly influence the empowerment of female members in all the six dimension of empowerment which include: skills acquisition, income generation, decision-making, reducing illiteracy rate, increased food productivity and healthy life style. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that faith-based Christian organization should partner with charity or donor agencies to attract finds to sponsor more educational programmes that are meant to enable women acquire skills, knowledge an attitude to be useful to themselves and the society.



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