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Title: Leadership and Crises in Nigerian Universities: Can Women Make a Difference?
Contributors: Muoghalu, Caroline Okumdi
Keywords: Nigeria
higher education
African universities
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa)
Place of Publication: Dakar, Senegal
Series/Report no.: CODESRIA Working Paper Series, 2018
Description: This book was inspired by the incessant crises in Nigerian universities and the fact that these universities are led mainly by men. The author believes that the gender imbalance in the leadership of these universities is a factor in the incessant crises which have become a barrier to the universities achieving their goals, thereby militating against Nigeria’s effort towards achieving sustainable development. The absence of women in higher education management has been documented throughout the world in both the global North and South; an indication that it is a global phenomenon. Importantly, this phenomenon has been recognized as a loss of a vital part of human resource. Emeka Anyaoku (former General Secretary of the Commonwealth) noted that “the under representation of women in higher education management is well documented and serve to demonstrate that the pool of managerial talent within each country is not optimally utilized’’. This realization has pushed many scholars to focus on women’s representation in higher education management, including their barriers and challenges, while also highlighting women’s qualities that can make a difference. The under representation of women in higher education in Nigerian Universities inspired the research proposal and project that ultimately resulted in this book. The book argues that it is men’s autocratic leadership that causes crises in universities and that including women in leadership positions will facilitate a peaceful academic environment in Nigerian Universities.
ISSN: 978-2-86978-759-9
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Appears in Collections:Serials and series reports (Publicly Accessible) - CODESRIA

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3PrevalenceandCausesofCrises.pdf86.81 kBAdobe PDFView/Download
4GenderandLeadership.pdf142.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Download
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