Gender Inequalities in the Training of Teachers at Tai Solarin University of Education in Ogun State of Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2008): Vol-9-Issue-2-February-2008
The presence of women in leadership roles at the secondary school level and above contributes to
sensitivity within schools for the well-being of adolescent girls and provides girls beginning to consider
career choices with role models of women decision-makers and leaders. It is also imperative that
women be actively involved in leading educational change given the vital role that the educational
system of a country plays in both national development and the development of a gender equal society
for women to be active participants in the change and development process. They must be equipped
and be provided with necessary skills and understanding needed to participate effectively in
educational leadership and policy-making at both school and national levels.
Women have always had some economic power and have exerted influence in Nigerian society
through women’s councils, family connections and to a much lesser extent, mainstream social,
economic or political organisations Examples are, National Council of Women Societies of Nigeria
(NCWS), International Federation of University Women (IFUW) among others.
Temisanren (1995) refined the argument about the pre-colonial sources of discrimination against
women, contending that some practices might have been relevant at that time they emerged but have
become questionable given the changes in societies over time.