Opinions and Strategies in Mainstreaming Gender Studies in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
AbstractThis study investigated the preparedness of Nigerian Universities in
mainstreaming Gender education as a general studies (GSS/GST) course.
The study tried to provide data on benefits of mainstreaming gender
education and strategies for successful mainstreaming of gender education. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar – Nigeria and University of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria were used for the study. Subjects for this study were one hundred and thirty eight (138) lecturers, fifty (50) of which were heads of department. In addition, one hundred and sixty two (162) students
were used making a total sample of three hundred (300). The questionnaire
used sought the opinions of administrators/HODs, lecturers and students on
the benefits or otherwise of inclusion of Gender Studies in tertiary
institutions in Nigeria. Frequency counts and percentages were used to
analyze the data. Findings show that the inclusive of Gender Studies in the
GST/GSS program would be a welcome idea because it will help bridge the
gab between inequalities as well as promote general development.
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