Education is defined as the entire process of developing human abilities and behaviour. In other words, education is an organized and sustained instruction meant to transmit a variety of knowledge, skill, understanding and attitudes necessary for the daily activities of life. Although, societies have become increasingly aware that man and woman are equal in dignity, yet in many parts of the world the existing educational system still benefits men at the expenses of women. It simply shows that this equality is acknowledged theoretically, but in practice it is often ignored.. The present educational system of Eritrea also reflects this truth. Even though both boys and girls are enjoying equal rights and access to education before the law, yet discrimination still exists in many forms. Girls continue to face numerous stereotype gender bias in schools, families and the society and it hinders their learning and sustains their under education (Okojie, Chiegwe and Okpokunu, 1996). In fact, women constitute the majority among the illiterate population.. For instance, according to 1994, Statistical report of Ministry of Education of Eritrea, women constitute 90 per cent of the illiterate population out of the total population of the country. This paper mainly focuses on the socio-geographical perspectives of education among girls in Eritrea and attempts to explore the causes of the existing gender disparity in education and their consequences.
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