Since time immemorial, women and girls have been considered lesser beings than the male counterparts. The impression here is that girls, however smart they may be, must never challenge a man in any way. And for this reason, girls are never allowed nor encouraged to finish their education since they might lose respect for the man.
Education is one of the major actions that has in the years put at par both the men and women on the same level. It comes along with some kind of awareness that boosts the self esteem of every woman who has gone through the system of education.
However, the gorvernments of mordern Africa have also been in a major shift to echo the relevance of equality, introducing affirmative actions in various sectors. But this is not enough, it takes the effort of every individual to foresee the benefits of equality in the near future and beyond.