WE16 - Women Engineers and Academics - The Nigerian Perspective

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<ul><li><p>WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE </p><p>E. E. Atimati, U. C. Iwuchukwu, B. C. Dike and G. A Chukwudebe. </p><p>Dept. of Elect/Elect Eng.; Fed. Uni. of Tech. Owerri. Imo, Nigeria </p><p>Slide 1 29-Oct-16 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria </p></li><li><p>Presentation Outline </p><p>Introduction </p><p>Setting the scene </p><p>Academic Women Engineers in Imo State </p><p>Women in Various Academic Cadres </p><p>Universities in Nigeria </p><p>Conclusion </p><p>Slide 2 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria 29-Oct-16 </p></li><li><p>Introduction Gender bias persists in Engineering faculties, in the state, to </p><p>buttress this: </p><p> The female staff strength and career levels in institutions are analysed </p><p> Numerical discrimination suffered by female engineers in academia is shown </p><p> Data was collected from 3 institutions: </p><p> Imo State University (IMSU) </p><p> Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) </p><p> Federal Polytechnic Nekede (POLNEK) </p><p>Opportunities available for tutoring Engineering in the country is presented. </p><p>Slide 3 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-Oct-16 </p></li><li><p>Setting the Scene Imo State is one of the south eastern states in Nigeria </p><p>Engineering is taught in Universities and Polytechnics </p><p> There are 3 Universities and 2 Polytechnics in the state </p><p>2 universities and 1 polytechnic were surveyed. </p><p>Nigeria has 143 registered universities </p><p> Majority owned by the Private sector. </p><p> 140 of them were investigated </p><p> University distribution by ownership: </p><p> How many of these teach Engineering? </p><p> Slide 4 29-Oct-16 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE </p><p>40% </p><p>40% </p><p>60% </p><p>federal</p><p>state</p><p>private</p></li><li><p>Academic Women Engineers in Imo % of female staff in departments common to all </p><p>institutions: </p><p>Slide 5 29-Oct-16 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE </p><p>AGRIC ENG CIVIL ENG EEE MECH</p><p>% OF FEM. ENGR IMSU 4% 4% 0% 0%</p><p>% OF FEM. ENGR FUTO 9% 12% 20% 3%</p><p>% OF FEM. ENGR POLNEK 6% 8% 10% 4%</p><p>0%</p><p>5%</p><p>10%</p><p>15%</p><p>20%</p><p>25%</p></li><li><p>WOMEN IN VARIOUS CADRES </p><p>Slide 6 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-Oct-16 </p><p>0</p><p>2</p><p>4</p><p>6</p><p>8</p><p>10</p><p>12</p><p>M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F</p><p>AGE CIE MEE EEE PET FST MME PTE</p><p>FUTO </p><p>0</p><p>2</p><p>4</p><p>6</p><p>8</p><p>10</p><p>12</p><p>M F M F M F M F</p><p>AGRIC CIVIL MECH ELECT</p><p>IMSU </p><p>PROF.</p><p>ASS. PROF.</p><p>SEN. LECT.</p><p>LECT. I</p><p>LECT. II</p><p>ASST. LECT.</p><p>GRAD. ASST.</p><p>TECH.</p></li><li><p>Universities in Nigeria </p><p>Slide 7 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-Oct-16 </p><p>39 38 </p><p>57 </p><p>134 </p><p>27 17 14 </p><p>58 </p><p>0</p><p>20</p><p>40</p><p>60</p><p>80</p><p>100</p><p>120</p><p>140</p><p>160</p><p>federal state private total</p><p>Comparing Science and Engineering faculties in Universities </p><p> Science</p><p> Engineering</p><p>100% 95% 98% 98% </p><p>68% </p><p>43% 23% </p><p>41% </p><p>0%</p><p>20%</p><p>40%</p><p>60%</p><p>80%</p><p>100%</p><p>120%</p><p>140%</p><p>160%</p><p>180%</p><p>federal state private total</p><p>Percentage of Engineering Faculties </p><p>% Engineering</p><p>% of Universitiessurveyed.</p></li><li><p>Conclusion FUTO had the highest number of women engineers in all </p><p>departments. </p><p> Numerical strength of female engineers are far less than men in all the institutions </p><p>There is need for more girl child sensitization </p><p> Networking and mentoring of young girls </p><p> Change the statuesque </p><p>Opportunities for facilitating Engineering lies greatly in private universities. </p><p> Below half (41%) Nigerian universities teach engineering. </p><p>Whats the dream of a typical Nigerian girl. </p><p>Slide 8 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria 29-Oct-16 </p></li></ul>

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