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  • 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 1 29-Oct-16 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria

  • Presentation Outline

    Introduction

    Setting the scene

    Academic Women Engineers in Imo State

    Women in Various Academic Cadres

    Universities in Nigeria

    Conclusion

    Slide 2 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria 29-Oct-16

  • 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 3 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-Oct-16

  • 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 4 29-Oct-16 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE

    40%

    40%

    60%

    federal

    state

    private

  • Academic Women Engineers in Imo % of female staff in departments common to all

    institutions:

    Slide 5 29-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%

  • WOMEN IN VARIOUS CADRES

    Slide 6 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-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.

  • Universities in Nigeria

    Slide 7 WOMEN ENGINEERS AND ACADEMICS THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE 29-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 Universitiessurveyed.

  • 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.

    Whats the dream of a typical Nigerian girl.

    Slide 8 The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria 29-Oct-16