International Journal of Childhood, Counselling, and Special Education

Volume 4 - Issue 2 (1) | PP: 33 - 40 Language : English
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/CCSE2022.4.2.1
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Childhood Practices among Rural Settlements in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) Environment in Sokoto State Nigeria: Issues and Prospects

Asiyatu Abubakar Bagudo
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
22/10/2022 16/11/2022 28/11/2022 22/12/2022
Abstract
The study focus was to examine the practices on handling children in Usmanu Danfodiyo environments and suggest ways they can be improved upon. The population is made up of 85 village settlements and members of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The Purposeful sampling technique was use to select 200 students and 100 parents for the study. The instrument used was researcher–constructed questionnaire titled questionnaire on Environmental Practices against Children in Usmanu Danfodiyo, University, Sokoto’, which has a reliability index of .78. Three research questions were raised, and the statistical tools used were percentages and means score value. The findings of the study were: Some of the harmful practices involving children are hawking, not enrolling them in schools, babysitting, begging, early marriage and house maids. The effects include illiteracy, delinquency, political thuggery, negative socialization and drug addiction. The practices are as source of income, source of job, marriage suitors and positive socialization. Though the practices constitute form of child abuse and Neglect, parents viewed the practices as satisfactory because they are source of their income generating activities. Recommendations offered were: the need for enlightenment and sensitization to create awareness on practices that are harmful and need to be stopped. University management should provide support services like childcare services and promote affordable private laundry service providers. It should support education of village children. Similarly, the University management should ban all form of practices that are harmful to school-age children within its environment.


How To Cite This Article
Bagudo , A. A. (2022). Childhood Practices among Rural Settlements in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) Environment in Sokoto State Nigeria: Issues and Prospects . International Journal of Childhood, Counselling, and Special Education, 4 (2), 33-40, 10.31559/CCSE2022.4.2.1

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