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WE16 - Women Engineers and Academics - The Nigerian Perspective
WOMEN ENGINEERS AND
ACADEMICS – THE
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
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●Setting the scene
●Academic Women Engineers in Imo State
●Women in Various Academic Cadres
●Universities in Nigeria
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●Gender bias persists in Engineering faculties, in the state, to
The female staff strength and career levels in institutions
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.
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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?
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Academic Women Engineers in Imo
●% of female staff in departments common to all
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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%
WOMEN IN VARIOUS CADRES
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M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
AGE CIE MEE EEE PET FST MME PTE
M F M F M F M F
AGRIC CIVIL MECH ELECT
Universities in Nigeria
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federal state private total
Comparing Science and Engineering faculties in
100% 95% 98% 98%
federal state private total
Percentage of Engineering Faculties
% of Universities
●FUTO had the highest number of women engineers in all
Numerical strength of female engineers are far less than men in all the
●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
Below half (41%) Nigerian universities teach engineering.
●What’s the dream of a typical Nigerian girl….
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