Gender Equity and Empowerment in Nigeria: Implications for Educational Management
AbstractDespite the tremendous efforts by the Nigeria government over the past three
decades to increase educational opportunities for males and females, gender
challenges still lie ahead if the goal of Education for All is to be achieved.
The paper, therefore, set to discuss the significant persistent gender gap in
the educational system, even at the management level and how gender
equality will empower girls/women and develop the family and educational
system at large. It will also allow for female participation in allocation of
administrative posts in the educational and other sectors of the economy. The
education of the female will bring about a micro and macro benefits of
development. The paper also presents an overview of the social-cultural and
economic factors that affect schooling. To help bridge the gap of gender
disparity, some strategies, programmes and projects are being recommended
to promote female participation in education and management positions in
Nigeria in order to move the country forward from underdevelopment to
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