Factors Preventing the Attainment of Child-Labour Policies as Perceived by Teachers in Kwara, Nigeria. Implications for in-School Adolescents
This study aimed at looking at the factors preventing the attainment of child-labour policies as perceived by teachers in Kwara State. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 70 respondents from each of the senatorial districts in Kwara State. The stratified sampling technique was used to select the respondents based on gender and religion. A researcher-designed instrument titled Child Labour Questionnaire was used for this study. The instrument has two sections. Section A dealt with the demographic data. Section B contained 20 items on the factors preventing the attainment of government policies on child labour. A reliability of 0.70 was obtained which was considered reliable for this study. A significant difference was found in the factors preventing the attainment of child labour policies as perceived by teachers in Kwara State based on gender and educational qualification. However, no significant difference was found on the basis of years of working experience and religion. Therefore, it was recommended that teachers and school counsellors should educate parents and adolescents on the consequences of child labour.