An Investigation into Gender Equity and Peace in Nigeria
Olagundoye, Olubunmi Christianah
E—Mailsolubunmi. olagundoye@yahoo. com
C/o Department ofCurriculum Studies
Ekiti —State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
Gender inequality is a cankerworm which has eaten deep into the fabrics of most African countries and Nigeria in particular. This generational disease has not allowed most Africans to break through poverty The male chauvinistic society actually buried the potentials, ability and capabilities of female-folks which still puts the country in a state of underdeveloped. The study investigated gender inequality in Nigeria The study employed a descriptive method A case study of Adeyemi College of Education academic staff was used to pilot the study. Frequency counts and simple percentage was used to analyse the data collected The finding showed that male academic staff constituted 77. 25% while that of female academic staff was 22.8% between 2009-2011. If Nigeria need be developed, then there is the need to prioritize women and girls education. Without an improvement of women is right to equal educational opportunities and participation in social, economic and political activities, it will be impossible to reduce poverty and violence and achieve sustainable development in Nigeria.
Key note: gender inequality, sustainable development underdevelopment