International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | Nigeria | Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020


Issues in Child Development in Nigeria

Barr. BerthaNnenna Otunta | Joy N. Ezeilo


Abstract: This research work focused on issues in child development in Nigeria. The study reviewed definitional issues in child development, looking at who a child is, and what makes one a child using international children’s right laws and Nigeria in particular. The study also mentioned that children should be seen as rights-possessors and not just as objects of adult control and domination and that children welfare is not limited to the physical, but is wholesome, including religious/spiritual welfare, educational welfare, emotional welfare and any other form of welfare a child can get to enhance development. The study also stated that the government should bring up good children right policies that will protect the interests of children.


Keywords: Child Development, Children's Rights, Childhood, Gender


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020,


Pages: 314 - 317


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