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WE16 - Women Engineers and Academics - The Nigerian Perspective

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WE16 - Women Engineers and Academics - The Nigerian Perspective

  1. 1. WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE E. E. Atimati, U. C. Iwuchukwu, B. C. Dike and G. A Chukwudebe. Dept. of Elect/Elect Eng.; Fed. Uni. of Tech. Owerri. Imo, Nigeria Slide 129-Oct-16 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria
  2. 2. Presentation Outline ●Introduction ●Setting the scene ●Academic Women Engineers in Imo State ●Women in Various Academic Cadres ●Universities in Nigeria ●Conclusion Slide 2The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria29-Oct-16
  3. 3. Introduction ●Gender bias persists in Engineering faculties, in the state, to buttress this:  The female staff strength and career levels in institutions are analysed  Numerical discrimination suffered by female engineers in academia is shown − Data was collected from 3 institutions: − Imo State University (IMSU) − Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) − Federal Polytechnic Nekede (POLNEK) ●Opportunities available for tutoring Engineering in the country is presented. Slide 3WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE29-Oct-16
  4. 4. Setting the Scene ●Imo State is one of the south eastern states in Nigeria ●Engineering is taught in Universities and Polytechnics  There are 3 Universities and 2 Polytechnics in the state ●2 universities and 1 polytechnic were surveyed. ●Nigeria has 143 registered universities  Majority owned by the Private sector.  140 of them were investigated  University distribution by ownership:  How many of these teach Engineering? Slide 429-Oct-16 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 40% 40% 60% federal state private
  5. 5. Academic Women Engineers in Imo ●% of female staff in departments common to all institutions: Slide 529-Oct-16 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE AGRIC ENG CIVIL ENG EEE MECH % OF FEM. ENGR IMSU 4% 4% 0% 0% % OF FEM. ENGR FUTO 9% 12% 20% 3% % OF FEM. ENGR POLNEK 6% 8% 10% 4% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
  6. 6. WOMEN IN VARIOUS CADRES Slide 6WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE29-Oct-16 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F AGE CIE MEE EEE PET FST MME PTE FUTO 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 M F M F M F M F AGRIC CIVIL MECH ELECT IMSU PROF. ASS. PROF. SEN. LECT. LECT. I LECT. II ASST. LECT. GRAD. ASST. TECH.
  7. 7. Universities in Nigeria Slide 7WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS – THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE29-Oct-16 39 38 57 134 27 17 14 58 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 federal state private total Comparing Science and Engineering faculties in Universities Science Engineering 100% 95% 98% 98% 68% 43% 23% 41% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% 140% 160% 180% federal state private total Percentage of Engineering Faculties % Engineering % of Universities surveyed.
  8. 8. Conclusion ●FUTO had the highest number of women engineers in all departments.  Numerical strength of female engineers are far less than men in all the institutions ●There is need for more girl child sensitization  Networking and mentoring of young girls  Change the statuesque ●Opportunities for facilitating Engineering lies greatly in private universities.  Below half (41%) Nigerian universities teach engineering. ●What’s the dream of a typical Nigerian girl…. Slide 8The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria29-Oct-16

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