IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ahmad Kainuwa, Najeemah Binti Mohammad Yusuf
This conceptual paper titled the cultural traditions and practices of the parents as barriers to girl-child education in Zamfara state Nigeria, aimed at enumerating cultural activities of the parents in the study area that prevent them from sending their girl children to school. The paper reviews literature on how cultural traditions practiced by the parents affect the education of their girl children. The paper also examines the negative role of parents’ cultural traditions and practice on the Educational process of their girl children. The study reveals that cultural practices serve as hindrance to girl-child education and that inaccessibility of the girl-child to education makes her vulnerable to diseases such as HIV/AIDS, early marriage, denial of rights and child labor.