ISBN 9789970022953
Pages 328
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2002
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Women's Access to Higher Education in Africa

Uganda's Experience

by Joy Kwesiga

This book addresses the gender divide in access to higher education and the Ugandan situation. It examines theories of girls' education, human capital, gender inequality and gender-development, bringing views from Africa and its institutions to debates often constructed and conducted in the West. Whilst commending the work of women's movements and NGO's in furthering the educational cause, it criticises fashionable neo-liberal economic/educational policies which are diverting researchers not institutions, thus diminishing local universities and women. The volume also presents the results of a survey of female undergraduates at the University of Makerere, which give rise to discussions about family, societal, and institutional influences on women's access to higher education. This is a welcome book on women in higher education written by an African female academic, insider, and popular and outstanding contributor to the progress of women in higher education in East Africa.

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About the Author

Joy Kwesiga

Joy Kwesiga, now Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, was the first Head of Department of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University.

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