Uchechukwu Anthony Nwobi (PhD)


The study was to examine child domestic worker and child education. Specifically, the study was to find out the extent the practice of engaging child domestic worker in a third party’s household has improved child access to schooling. To effectuate the objective of the study the paper adopted public opinion survey research. The accidental sampling technique was used. The sample size was 149 domestic workers. Four point Likert scale and mean scores of the responses were used. The theoretical umbrella was interest theory. The study revealed that there was no child school improvement on going to the library, concert, museum, zoo, ability to read and write, and ability to tell stories regularly in the household and reading a minimum of ten pages per day. The study recommended for building of library period into the time table, school curriculum should have period for concerts, story hours among others.


Child Domestic Worker, Third Party Household, Child Education, Oguta Community, Nigeria.

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