Women and Engineering in Nigeria: Towards Improved Policy Initiatives and Increased Female Participation

"This study has attempted to generate data on institutions that are representative of others in order to reveal the rate of participation of women in engineering. The data presented are more than adequate to enable the researcher to reach conclusions. The study showed and confirmed the low rate of enrolment and graduation of women in engineering. It also revealed practices in institutions and in industry that discourage women from staying in engineering. Though societal beliefs and practices seem entrenched, concrete efforts should be made to alleviate the barriers."