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ERIC Number: EJ1143763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Interventions That Increase Enrolment of Women in Higher Education: The University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kilango, Nasero Charles; Qin, Yu Hai; Nyoni, Watende Pius; Senguo, Richard Allen
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n13 p21-27 2017
Gender equality and equity has long been a focus area in Tanzanian government, encouraging the increased recruitment of female students in to higher education. This article investigates the effectiveness of affirmative action policy interventions that introduced and designed to increase female students' enrolment at the University of Dar es Salaam. The study based on the data obtained from University of Dar es Salaam records and report, documentary of key policies, online articles, publications and ministry of higher education website. Using the case of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) was justified by, is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Tanzania that has a large in terms population and offers a verity of disciplines in both science and Humanities. The findings from this study reveal that affirmative action policy interventions have positive effect towards increasing recruitment female students at the University of Dar es salaam. However the date shows that the number of female students is still low in Sciences and Engineering disciplines compared to that of their male peers. This suggests that men dominated all specializations in the faculty of science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania
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