Gender Differences in Vocationand Technical Education in Nigeria Higher Education

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The study seeks to examine the extent to which higher education systems embrace vocational and Technical Education and the degree to which vocation differs by gender. The study uses distributional analysis to data from the National Universities Commission and examines secondary school students enrolled in Technical and Vocational Education. The findings revealed that male students cluster in technical related course while female students cluster in business related courses. These facts set the stage for new research in Vocational and Technical Education. The study makes recommendation for enhancing gender equity in Technical and Vocational Education in Nigerian Higher Education.


Keywords: Techincal Education, Vocational Education, Gender, Equity
Stream: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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J.B. Fadokun

Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration
Ondo, Nigeria

James Banji Fadokun is a Research and Training Fellow at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria. He is a consultant and professional trainer at several national and international seminars on Education Management, HIV/AIDS issues. He has been involved in many researches on education at the national level in Nigeria. He is the Project Coordinator of ‘Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, which is capacity building efforts supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team for Education and the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College of Medicine, United Kingdom. His areas of specialization are Higher education management, Human Resources Management, Gender and HIV/AIDS issues.

Ref: I08P0116