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Title:
GENDER ROLE IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY

Authors:
JOYCE A. M. EJUKONEMU, Ph. D.

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JOYCE A. M. EJUKONEMU, Ph. D.
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES, SCHOOL OF GENERAL EDUCATION FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), BICHI, KANO, NIGERIA

MLA 8
EJUKONEMU, JOYCE A. M. "GENDER ROLE IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 1087-1098, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=77. Accessed 2018.
APA
EJUKONEMU, J. M. (2018, March). GENDER ROLE IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(3), 1087-1098. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=77
Chicago
EJUKONEMU, JOYCE A. M. "GENDER ROLE IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 3 (March 2018), 1087-1098. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=77.

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Abstract:
Traditionally, Nigeria women are marginalized and subordinated to an inferior position as against men. In recent time, however due to some forces of change, the role of women in Nigeria have changed positively. However, despite the relative achievements that has been recorded in the enhancement of the status of women and the attendant significant role performance of women in Nigeria, the gender role gap between the male and female is still below global expectations. The paper, examines the traditional and the contemporary role of women in Nigeria as it seeks to answer the question: Does being a woman makes one a lesser being? The paper therefore recommended the need for a new mindset to enable members of the 21st century Nigerian society accept the changing role of Nigerian women and create an enabling environment through gender Mainstreaming to give women equal footing with men.