The number of women graduating from teacher training institutions in 2016 was 3,041 more than men (pg. 13.6 per cent more women were enrolled in teacher training institutions in 2016, a course considered more geared to females. The gap widens even farther when it comes to women in decision-making positions within educational institutions. “Female students outperform male students by roughly a third of a school year more when taught by female teachers than when taught by male teachers,” he said. There also needs to be a deliberate attempt to recruit more female teachers into teaching and lecturing positions.
Source: The Star March 08, 2018 12:11 UTC