THE MAJOR PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE ROLES OF EDUCATED NIGERIA WOMEN IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRY. THE POPULATION OF THE STUDY CONSISTED OF THE 78 EDUCATED WOMEN. BOTH WORKERS AND VISITORS IN WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTER AWKA. THE SAMPLE SIZE FOR THE STUDY WAS 70 USING SIMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING, WITH 90% OF THE PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION FOUR RESEARCH QUESTION WERE FORMULATED WHICH QUITED THE STUDY A 70 TEM STRUCTURED QUESTIONNAIRE WERE DEVELOPED, PERCENTAGE WAS USED TO ANALYZE THE DATA COLLECTED. THE MAJOR FINDING OF THE STUDY WERE. (1) IT WAS OBSERVED THAT WOMEN HELP IN BUILDING OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION MOTHERLESS BABY HOMES ETC, AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIP AND BUILDING OF HEALTH CENTERS (2) IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT GOVERNMENT IS THE MOST EMINENT SOURCES OF HELP TO EDUCATE NIGERIAN WOMEN IN PLAYING., THEIR ROLES IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT. (III) EDUCATED WOMEN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA (2) EDUCATED WOMEN CONTRIBUTE IN BUILDING OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIP AND BUILDING OF HEALTH CENTERS ULTIMATELY IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT ABOVE MENTION FACTORS (V) THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD ENCOURAGE WOMEN EDUCATION BY CRITICIZING EARLY MARRIAGE IN THE COUNTRY (2) GOVERNMENT SHOULD CREATE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNGER WOMEN TO ENABLE THEM TO DEVELOP THEMSELVES.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Over four decade years ago educated Nigerian women were left out in most of the national issues. Most average Nigeria men felt that the place of women no matter the level of her education end in kitchen.
However the contribution of most educated women in Nigeria in the recent time have cleared al doubt in the saying that what a man can do woman can do more better.
Nigerian women are now coming forward in this 21st century to assert and play significance role in the countries social and economic development with their male counterpart , they have left no stone unturn in carrying out their nature duties either as a civil servant, commissioner, minister, governor, public servant, heads of non governmental organization (NGO)etc. they now organize seminars workshop, campaign etc on women empowerment and campaign on feeding methods and spacing of children and number of children which every family would aim at for a proper education and healthy up bringing.
Economically, most idle house wife in the rural areas have be rehabilitated after receding lectures on the roles educated women in developing economy and women empowerment in our country. Some embraced waving poultring , farming , hand craft etc. these locally made craft during trade fairs has helped to project the ingenuity of Nigerian women as have help to boast the economy of the country.
The recent political interest being shown by educated women in our country have also challenged the uneducated women in the society and the masses at larger to understand that the place of women is not only in the kitchen. The past immediate government recorded most of its success in most area which was spearheaded by woman the strong and unbribable NAFDAC Chairman Dr. Dora Akuntelu she took it upon herself to step drug abuse., Chief Mrs. Ngozi Iwuala minister of finance recorded an unforgettable impact in that ministry and our country at large. Also Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili the minister of education who went a long way in making Nigeria educational system, what it is today Dame Virge Etiaba is not also left out in history as the first woman governor in Nigeria who turn Anambra state into peaceful state during her (100) days in office as governor of Anambra state. To mention but a few.
Women makes psychological impact in the society with the talent they have as mother. They knew the best way to approach the youths children, they have in many time organize themselves in groups to take care of the youths and educate them on the bad affect of drugs and other misconduct, which they involve and the impact of their contribution is been felt all over the country.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
it is sometimes said that women are not logical that their thoughts are less subject to control by the rules of logic and that they depend upon institution and emotion more than men. It is also believed that women are naturally so constitute that they cannot be otherwise. This conception had been used to rationalize much of the prejudice against higher profession and top business and industrial position. Are all these opinion about women facts or are the more cultural biases having no factual base on the capabilities of woman.
The question on their topic might be asked who are these educated women? What significant roles have they played or can play toward developing the country.? Though women are later comers in the race for education. Do we have women who have attained such educational heights as to enable them play the significant role in national development.