Gender Equity Employment in Polytechnics in South East Zone Of Nigeria: Implication for Affirmative Action

  • C O Abiagwu
  • G O Unachukwu


This study was carried out on the Gender Equity Employment status in Polytechnics in South East Zone of Nigeria: Implications of Affirmative Action. The Study was guided by three research questions and one null hypothesis. The population of the study was eight (8) registrars of both Federal owned and State-owned polytechnics in South East Zone of Nigeria. As an ex-post factor type of study, the researchers provided a guided record-providing sheet for the collection of data required for the study. The result from the data analyzed among others revealed that 656 or 64.76 percent of academic staff in polytechnics were males while 357 or 35.24 percent were females. Also, 1,198 or 46 .94 percent out of 2,552 non-academic staff were males where 1,354 0r 53.06 percent were females. Based on these findings and implications for affirmative action, recommendations were made.

African Research Review Vol. 2 (1) 2008: pp. 48-63