n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Teachers' perception of street hawking in Ilorin Metropolis : implications for counselling

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This paper investigated the perception of teachers' on street hawking by children in Ilorin metropolis. Street Hawking as used in this study refers to children who sell goods or items on the streets of Ilorin. The study made use of one hundred and fifty participants. The data for the study was collected by means of a self-designed questionnaire. Three null hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test statistical method and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results indicated that there was no significant difference between teachers' of different age range and marital status (Single and married) in their perception on street hawking by children while there was a significant difference between male and female teachers in their perception of street hawking by children. Implications of the study for counselling were highlighted, especially the provision of remedial services and free education to the affected children.

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