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Gender equity in students enrolment in the universities in Nigeria

Onokala, P.C.; Onwurah, C.U.

Abstract:
This report discusses the gender equity and patterns of student enrolment at universities in Nigeria.  The author discusses global massification at all levels of education.  He emphasises that the percentage of female students remains low, especially at higher education levels.  Amongst the conclusions drawn, is the fact that the highest percentage of female students enrolled in Arts-based faculties, while the Science-based faculties had registered the lowest percentage.  This scenario indicates that men dominate technical courses which lead to positions of power and higher income.  Most women are still in traditional professions that are considered to be the natural extension of their roles of wife and mother.  Since the majority of Vice Chancellors in Nigerian Universities are male, they overlook the gender issue.        

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Title of Paper: Gender equity in students enrolment in the universities in Nigeria
City: Nsukka, Nigeria


Date:2001
Document Type:Research Report
Subject Area:Students
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Gender Equity, Student Enrolment, Nigeria, Women in Higher Education


File Size:120 KB
Rights:The paper is online and was retrieved at http://www.aau.org/studyprogram/reports.htm
Date Added:07 November 2007


Onokala, P.C.; Onwurah, C.U. (2001). Gender equity in students enrolment in the universities in Nigeria Association of African Universities.

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