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Gender Stereotyping and Empowerment in Nigeria Society: Implications for Women Repositioning in Curriculum Delivery

IA Alade


Gender inequality is one of the contemporary issues which have featured prominently in both national and international debates for quite some time now in both developed and developing countries of the world. This has obviously thwarted women status in curriculum implementation in Nigeria education. This observation prompted the author to examine gender stereotyping and empowerment in Nigeria society with implications for women repositioning in curriculum delivery. The overview of religious records and gender position at creation were discussed. Likewise, the available reports of some studies in Africa in respect of disparity in gender enrolment, academic achievement as determined by gender and status were enumerated along with gender spread in commonwealth universities and some parliamentary seats worldwide. Human rights versus gender stereotyping were also discussed vis-a-vis women empowerment. Thereafter, the implications of gender stereotyping for women re-positioning in curriculum delivery was logically dealt with. The paper recommends among other things that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should be reinforced to carry out its duties more effectively so as to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights all the time, and that women in both administrative and academic positions should be given adequate support by their male counterparts to take care of their weaknesses, for there is no human personality without weaknesses.

Key words: Curriculum, Empowerment, Gender, Stereotyping

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