Gender equality, others panacea to sustainable development, says don

Wed Jan 15th, 2020 - Nationwide

The need for gender equality and access to higher education has been described as a veritable tool to enhance and sustain national development.

A teacher from Harvard University, United States (U.S.), Prof. Jacob Kehinde Olupona, who stated this while delivering the convocation lecture of Fountain University, Osogbo, entitled “Shifting the Tide: The Promises and Challenges of Higher Education in Nigeria,” decried the shortage of women in the nation’s public life, urging the authorities to correct the anomaly.

The erudite scholar said that the gender disparity in Nigerian higher education had serious effects on the general situation of women’s education within the larger context of national social development goal.

He noted that for society to succeed in its social development goals, there is need to carry women along and make them partners in all the enterprises, especially in education.




source: Guardian