Managing policy issues in the promotion of gender equality in the education sector
The purpose of this paper is to explore ways and means through which policies could be made more impactful in the promotion of gender equality in the education. The paper is both conceptual and empirical in nature. Document study and interviewing techniques were used to collect data from the three contraveners of policies aimed at promoting gender equality in the education sectors and the other three victims of shoddily implemented policies aimed at promoting gender parity in the education sector. Research findings reveal that firstly, adequate management and implementation of policies could make the education sector truly genderless. Secondly, a sound policy management could enable the male-folk to unlearn the harboured stereotypical views about the female-folk. Thirdly, inappropriate socialisation of the male-folk, is behind their inability to bracket their biases and prejudices when interacting with the female-folk in the education sector. Lastly, with rigorous and vigorous policy focus and enforcement, gender equality in the education sector could be promoted. As part of the conclusion, the researcher recommends for the concerted efforts from all the participants to oppose and defeat gender discrimination in the education sector. Furthermore, the researcher recommends for the appropriate re-socialisation of all those still trapped in the mode of retarding the promotion of gender equality in the education sector. Lastly, the researcher recommends for the consideration of the gender inequality as a social threat requiring to be an apex priority for everyone, for its constant confrontation and ultimate defeat and eradication from the education sector.
Keywords: Confrontation, Defeat, Eradication, Pupil, Re-socialisation