Assessment of gender mainstreaming among managers of universities in Osun state, Nigeria
The study assessed gender-sensitive awareness of managers to committee membership, recruitment and promotion. It also compared
the level of gender mainstreaming in the management of public and private universities in Osun state. The reseach design adopted was
descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised all the 357 managers of universities (Principal Officers, Deans of Faculties
and Heads of Departments) in Osun state. The research sample consisted of 113 respondents of the population drawn from the
managers of universities in Osun State. Purposive sampling technique was employed in selecting three universities in Osun State, which
were Obafcmi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, representing the federal university, Osun State University, Osogbo, representing state and Bowen
University, Iwo, representing private universities. Managers were selected from each university using proportionate stratified random
sampling technique. The data were collected from the respondents using a questionnaire titled ‘Gender Mainstreaming and Management
of Universities Questionnaire (GMMUQ)’. The data collected through the questionnaire were analysed using descriptive and inferential
statistics. The study concluded that the extent of gender-sensitive awareness of managers to recruitment and promotion in universities in
Osun State was low and that that there was no significant difference in the level of gender mainstreaming in the management of public
and private universities in Osun State.
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