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Title: Transformation and Equity: Women and Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors: Dunne, Mairead 
Sayed, Yusuf 
Keywords: Women's participation;Higher education;Sub-Saharan Africa;Equity
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: ISEA
Abstract: This paper critically examines women’s participation in higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically it considers two dimensions of their participation: namely, the fields of study in which females are enrolled and the staff composition of higher education institutions. We argue from an equity perspective that, while the participation rate of women in higher education has increased, this has been in particular field of study (mainly humanities and social sciences). We further argue that there are still few women at senior levels in higher education institutions, given an overall increase in gross participation rates. This suggests a need for more proactive and positive strategies to effect greater equity in higher education.
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