Dataset for Child schooling/ Out of school children in Kwara state, Nigeria

Published: 8 July 2022| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/82zygyrsk3.3


This data is a primary data collected with the use of a questionnaire for the purpose of analysing the situation of child schooling in Kwara State Nigeria. This data has been coded and the data was collected from three locations of Ilorin, Offa and Patigi which represent the three senatorial districts in the state, that is Kwara Central, Kwara South and Kwara North. This work has been granted approval by the Ethics committee of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (JEPEM), and all the conditions were strictly adhered to in the process of data collection. This data was collected from about 1120 households across five local governments within the three senatorial districts and it is representative of the state. Attached with the data set is a table describing the dataset, and the questionnaire with informed consent form.


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This data was acquired with the use of questionnaires. This study adopted a random and systematic probability sampling technique. For the questionnaire, the households were randomly selected with the aim of giving equal opportunity to all households as proposed by (Agresti & Finlay, 2009). Although the communities were divided into areas for enumerations with specified number of questionnaires administered to each area. This is to ensure that there is no spatial dependence to ensure adequate representation. Using these two sampling techniques is due to the fact that random sampling ensures representation, but it is not the best when considering spatial dependence, and on the other hand, systematic sampling is not representative, but it helps in reducing spatial dependence. Hence, using these two together ensures the study have a good sample (see; Cheng & Masser, 2003). Questionnaire Design The objective of this study and theory serves as a guide for the design of the research questionnaire and model specification. The aim of this is to ensure that there is no omission of relevant information while analysing data. The questions cover the head of households, individuals in the households, household demographic characteristics, community characteristics, education, employment status, the standard of living, nature of dependents, among other things. The questionnaire includes both open-ended and close-ended questions. Measurement of Variables for Analysis A number of the variables were recoded after the collection of data. The variables were recoded to suit the specified models for each objective of the study. Some of the categorical variables were changed to binary form that is 0 and 1 as may be applicable, for example, gender, vocational training, among others, and ordered will be coded as applicable. Dependent Variable Child Schooling Child schooling was divided into enrolment and attainment. The determinants of enrolment show the variables that influence either why some children have never enrolled, the reason why some were enrolled and dropped out, and why others are currently enrolled. Also, attainment will be used to show the factors that determine the highest level of education attained.


Analysis of Education, Access to Education