An Assessment of the Level of Women Participation in University Teaching Profession: A Case Study of the University of Lagos, Nigeria

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The major focus of this study is to investigate and assess the level of women participation in the University teaching Profession. The researcher noticed difference and disparity in the numbers of male and female lecturers on the employment roll of Nigerain Universities. In the light of this, the researcher used the University of Lagos, Nigeria as a case study. The study revealed that there is no difference in the perception of subordinates and colleagues regarding the interpersonal relationship of female and male lecturers and that there is no significant faculty problems facing the female lecturer in the university teaching profession. Other findings are that there is no difference in the performance of both female lecturer in the University set up.The paper recommends that the National Universities Commission and the Governing Council should work together to improve on the ratio differences and that female lecturers be fairly treated.

Keywords: Women Participation, Higher Education, Teaching Profession, Equity
Stream: Gender and Sexuality
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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J.B. Fadokun

Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration
Ondo, Nigeria

James Banji Fadokun is a Research and Training Fellow at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria. He is a consultant and professional trainer at several national and international seminars on Education Management, HIV/AIDS issues. He has been involved in many researches on education at the national level in Nigeria. He is the Project Coordinator of ‘Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, which is capacity building efforts supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team for Education and the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College of Medicine, United Kingdom. His areas of specialization are Higher education management, Human Resources Management, Gender and HIV/AIDS issues.

Ref: D08P0038