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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 5(6) pp. 060-064, June, 2017

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Original Research Article

Gender Imperatives in the Nigerian Educational Sector


1*Adewuyi K. A., 2Prof. (Mrs.) Adebayo E. F. and 3Onyia L. U.


1Lecturer; Department of Agricultural Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi. Adamawa State, Nigeria.
2Lecturer : Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
3Lecturer, Department of Fisheries, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

*Corresponding Author’s E-Mail: kolbetsy@yahoo.com

Accepted June 28, 2017




Promoting gender equality and women empowerment is the third United Nations Millennium Goal which aims at eliminating gender disparity. An increase in women’s educational human capital assures more effective use of the nation’s productive work force thereby enhancing economic growth. Higher investment in women’s educational human capital is therefore a sound economic policy. This study revealed that gender inequalities exist in the access to education at primary, secondary as well as tertiary level. Also, all the disciplines enrolled for in Nigerian Universities during 2010/ 2011 academic session were dominated by male-gender with an exception of only Arts in which 50.2% of the total enrolment were female candidates. Government should therefore be more proactive in correcting the existing gender disparity in education so as to make real progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal of education for all by 2015 realizable.

Keywords: Development, Economy, Education, Gender, Inequality









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