Gender equality in Bamenda universities: a case study

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https://doi.org/10.7769/gesec.v14i11.2969

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Recruitment, Gender Equality, Promotion

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A crucial issue is the representation of women in leadership roles in education, especially in higher education. The administrations of Cameroon are aiming to advance gender equality in the country's educational system as well as in other areas like economy, social issues, and the workplace. The purpose of this study is to look at the variables affecting gender equality at the University of Bamenda. The idea of how the staff at the University of Bamenda see gender equality was investigated to achieve the goal. A qualitative approach was taken in conducting the study. Google meet platform was used to collect data for this study via semi-structured interview questions in groups 4 staff. Two portions made up this: Section B has five semi-structured interview questions while Section A has five demographic questions. The study included 20 participants from the ENS at the University of Bamenda. The distribution of the Google meet link was through WhatsApp group, and the qualitative method was used to examine the data gathered. The information exposed some of the difficulties the participants have had with respect to equitable compensation, advancement chances, and research opportunities. Women are underrepresented in management and lecturing roles, according to the data. This can be linked to a lack of tangible official legislation intended to advance gender equality, a lack of effective communication channels, and cultural factors. However, in accordance with government policy, the university strives to achieve gender equality throughout all departments.

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2023-11-14

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Sucuoğlu, E., & Nkudong, R. (2023). Gender equality in Bamenda universities: a case study. Revista De Gestão E Secretariado, 14(11), 19939–19961. https://doi.org/10.7769/gesec.v14i11.2969