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Gender equality and civicness in higher education in South Sudan: debates from University of Juba circles

Logo, Kuyang Harriet (2021) Gender equality and civicness in higher education in South Sudan: debates from University of Juba circles. Education, Conflict and Civicness in South Sudan. Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

If universities are to contribute to political transformation and civicness in conflict settings, they must foster gender equality. This is an exceptional challenge in the context of South Sudan, where female literacy was last estimated at under 30 percent and where universities have been affected by conflict and resource shortages. Societal dynamics arising out of a patriarchal society mean that the ratio of boys and girls enrolled in schools remains unequal. This persists at the university level, resulting in fewer females joining universities as students and academics. But even those who are admitted face complex challenges. This paper explores whether and how the University of Juba is promoting equality and inclusion in practice and assesses the implications. It examines the existence of formal and informal policies, attitudes towards teaching certain courses, attitudes of students towards female students and lecturers, and attitudes of non-teaching staff at the College of Law and at the Institute for Peace, Development and Security Studies. The research offers recommendations on how the prevailing situation could be mitigated and how the university can counter gender inequality to build on what has been achieved so far.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/projects/conflict-rese...
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 10:45
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108617

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