Ethiopian journal of the social sciences and humanities | VOL. 12
Read

Enabling Instruments, Encouraging Results, and Unmet Challenges: Females’ Higher Education Access in Ethiopia

Publication Date Jan 1, 2016

Abstract

This study examined the policy environment available to enhance females’ access to higher education in Ethiopia and the success stories as a result. Moreover, it explored challenges that defy international, regional and national instruments and efforts. A qualitative descriptive method was used and semi-structured key informant interviews, focus group discussion, and document review were employed to collect relevant data. Primary data were obtained from a State Minister, a Directorate Director and three experts (within the same directorate) of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Secondary data were secured by reviewing many documents, including the Ethiopian Constitution and the Education and Training Policy. The findings reveal that there is a favourable policy environment or there are many instruments that are aimed at addressing the issue of females’ access to higher education. As a result, there are overall improvements in females’ university enrolments but still there is a long way to go to declare victory. Deeprooted problems remained deep. The issue of females’ access to higher education is being side-lined even before satisfactory results are achieved. It is suggested that the issue should remain among the country’s priorities since the problem can be solved, but only slowly. Key Words: higher education, access, females, policies, Africa, Ethiopia

Concepts

Higher Education Access Higher Education In Ethiopia University Enrolments Favourable Policy Environment Education In Ethiopia State Minister Training Policy National Instruments Focus Group Discussion Policy Environment

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Coronavirus Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  5

Introduction: Test solutions (Biotrue, renu Advanced [Bausch and Lomb], ACUVUE RevitaLens [Johnson and Johnson Vision], cleadew [Ophtecs corp.] or AOS...

Read More

Good health Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  2

Patient and public involvement in health care is considered indispensable in the way we conduct daily pediatric neurology practice, and in the develop...

Read More

Quality Of Education Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  5

Ingenta is not the publisher of the publication content on this website. The responsibility for the publication content rests with the publishers prov...

Read More

Gender Equality Research Articles published between Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022

R DiscoveryOct 03, 2022
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  3

Introduction: As of early March 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more 5.9 million people worldwide, and infected more than 437 million.

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19

ONE PROBLEM . ONE PURPOSE . ONE PLACE

Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.