GENDER AND THE ACADEMY IN NIGERIA

Anthony Abayomi ADEBAYO, Olayinka AKANLE

Abstract


 

The fact that there is gender imbalance at work and across social institutions particularly relative to value sharing in societies is no longer new. Women have somewhat experienced gender opportunities restrictions and ceiling across societies and down the ages. What is problematic however is the consistency and persistence of the imbalance even when change is constant. The academy as the citadel of learning and a point of convergence for societal barometer expected to sometimes respond to developments in unique ways has unfortunately been affected by gender imbalances. This article therefore explored the trajectories of gender patterns in the Nigerian university system to further the interrogation of the problematic for fresh insights, as well as change comprehension and projection.

 


Keywords


Gender, Academy, Gender imbalance, Social Institutions Gender mainstreaming

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