Gender Mainstreaming: Factors and Strategies in Nasarawa State Teacher Training Institutions
This paper focuses on gender mainstreaming, gender inequality, involvement of male and female in lecturing work in Nasarawa State teacher training institutions, factors and recommendations. Two research questions were posed for the study. The study utilized Nasarawa State teachers training institutions as a target population; names of academic staff of four colleges of education and two university faculties of education were randomly sampled out eight teacher training institutions in the state for analysis using simple random sampling technique. The total numbers of 451males and 100 females academic staff of the sampled institutions were utilized for the study. Simple percentage was used for the computation to determine the involvement of male and female academic staff of the institutions. The analyses revealed that: men were more involved in lecturing work in Nasarawa State teacher training institutions as shown by the computed rates of 81.85% for men against 18.15% for women. Also, men were more involved in lecturing science courses in Nasarawa State teacher training institutions as shown by the computed rates of 74.4% for men against 25.6% for women. The paper recommends that: Government and school management should come out with policies that will encourage women in terms of employment opportunities to bridge the great vacuum existing between male and female employment in the teacher training institutions in the state. More women should be employed to lecture science courses in the teacher training institutions in Nasarawa State.
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