ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Globalisation, Higher Education and Gender

Women gained access to higher education during the first four decades after independence in 1947 because higher education was fully state funded and highly subsidised. Nevertheless, their participation was characterised by clustering in the feminine, non-professional and non-market courses offered in general education. The pressures for change emanating from globalisation came when the higher education system was unable to meet the rising social demand for professional education. Therefore, globalisation has meant privatisation and increased individual cost of higher education. This paper looks at these myriad issues and asks how women have been affected by the increasing individual cost and the change in the subject options offered by higher education.

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