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ERIC Number: EJ1072717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Addressing Gender Imbalance in Nigeria's Higher Education through Institutional Framework
Okeke, Emeka Paul
African Higher Education Review, v7 n1 p88-98 May 2013
This paper examined the gender imbalance among students in Nigeria's higher education and the possible ways to addressing them. The poor access of female gender to higher education in Nigeria has become a thing of great concern to all stakeholders such as School authorities, Government, International agencies and employers of labor. The paper therefore, looked at the Access, Participation and completion rate of female students in higher education as well as interventions to address the challenges. It is recommended that affirmative and motivating policies be put in place for the female students to be at parity with the male. It concluded by stating that equity interventions have not accompanied policies for expanding access to higher education for this vulnerable gender, thus, critical policies targeting participation of female students should be expanded.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria