Gender Disparity in Higher Education Entrolment and National Development

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Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin.


Education is one of the most contested political issues in the world today. Various national and international government have introduced wide range reforms in an attempt to raise education standard in term of quality and quantity in order to prepare the young ones entry into adult life and the eventual overall development of the nation. As important as this future preparation and the development of the nation is, a critical look at the education sector revealed a great disparity in the enrollment of male and female in our learning institution, therefore, a situation in which a percentage of female are absent in the learning process especially at the highest level of education call for a serious concern because education, especially, science and technology, has been discovered to be the major instrument that can catapult the developing nations to the desired level of development.



Gender Disparity, Community, Higher Education, National Development, Nigeria