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Supporting women students in Nigerian Higher Education

Project: Research

Description

This project involved a collaboration with UK colleagues and colleagues at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. We investigated ways to enhance women's experiences of higher education in Nigeria, including identifying wellbeing and support needs, to enable women students to reach their potential. We focussed on identifying, sharing and building on good practices and building useful resources for students, staff and universities.

Key findings

The project identified a range of barriers which women students may face including material (access to funding, resources, healthcare and security), practical (including time constraints), socio-cultural (including discrimination), academic and emotional / psychological barriers. Staff employ a range of good practices to support them, however there is a need to invest in infrastructure, training and resources to ensure women have the best opportunity to succeed.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/2030/09/20

Collaborative partners

  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
Relations

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