Nations all over the world have come to regard education as an instrument
par excellence for national development. However, the prevailing socio-cultural beliefs of people in Nigeria still relegate to the background the education girls. of This paper discusses the importance of education of girls for t h e enlightenment and empowerment of the female gender. This emphasis is on the gains to be derived by such empowerment since it can be easily argued that ”train a man and train an individual, train a woman, you build a nation