Assessment of Gender and Generational Differences in Higher Education: Options for the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Odebode Stella Olusola (PhD)

Gender bias in access to admission of students and employment processes are major impediments to achieving the goal of building a new millennium-inclined tertiary institution. The situation in Nigerian universities is quite alarming as gender-imbalance in staff enrolment and admission exercise is a common phenomenon in the nations’ tertiary institutions. This paper assessed the gender ratio of undergraduate admissions and staff employment at the University of Ibadan. Data was collected through purposive sampling procedure and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that the admission of undergraduate students at the University has been on an average of 54% and 46% for male and female respectively while staff appointment has been on an average of 59.6% and 40.4% for male and female respectively over the past five years. The test of hypotheses revealed that the difference between male and female undergraduate admission was not significant at p = 0.269. This study concludes that the difference between male and female staff appointment was significant at p = 0.05. This study recommends that female participation should be encouraged at all decision-making bodies within the campus in line with the target of the SDGs-5 and 10, and the National Blue-print of Development.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v5n1a7