n Gender and Behaviour - Gender differences in the number of students' enrolled into the Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin : implication for technological advancement of the nation

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



This paper analyzed gender differences in the number of students' enrolment into the faculty of science, university of Ilorin between 1999 / 2000 and 2003 / 2004 academic sessions. Using descriptive statistics to analyze the data available, significant difference was observed in the number of female to male students enrolment with female enrolment being disadvantaged. It therefore emphasized the need for special consideration for female applicants into science-based courses. It was similarly suggested that the Federal Government should make education compulsory and free for girls up to at least secondary school levels. And that Governments at all levels, National University Commission (NUC), Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and University administrators should institute endowments and scholarship awards to encourage more female enrolment into science-based courses.

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