Women in Higher and Tertiary Education

The participation by women in institutions of higher learning continues to improve, with data from Member States showing enrolment close to 50:50 and in some cases recording more women than men.

Enrolment in Public Institutions of Higher Education

Member States

Total

Male

Female

Female %

Angola

-

-

-

-

Botswana

15 598

8 146

7452

48

DRC

-

-

-

-

Lesotho

12 339

4 902

7437

60

Madagascar

43 380

22 305

21075

48.6

Malawi

7 914

4 718

3196

40.3

Mauritius

14 060

6 753

7307

52

Mozambique

60 412

31 293

29119

48.2

Namibia

21 317

7 263

14054

66

Seychelles

-

-

-

-

South Africa

893 912

513566

380346

42.5

Swaziland

5 583

2 801

2782

49.8

Tanzania

52 603

31 654

20949

39.8

Zambia

-

-

-

-

Zimbabwe

4 4059

24 067

19992

45.4

Source Southern African Regional Universities Association 2012 Higher Education. Data collected from 65 of 108 Public Institutions of Higher Learning that responded across the region and responses were also received from 12 Ministries of Education.- No data

 

Women Academic and Research Staff in Higher Education Institutions in SADC

 

Country

2006 - 2008

2012

 

Total

Women

%

Men

%

Total

Women

%

Men

%

Angola

1 501

22.7

77.3

858

25.2

74.8

Botswana

827

30.4

69.6

806

39.2

60.8

DRC

2 869

3.4

96.4

1 037

8.3

91.7

Lesotho

374

43.3

56.7

-

-

-

Madagascar

965

7.1

92.9

2 414

37

63

Malawi

796

19.9

80.1

770

22.3

77.7

Mauritius

298

39.9

60.1

312

92.6

7.4

Mozambique

2 068

13.9

86.1

1 237

24.1

75.9

Namibia

340

42.4

57.6

1 708

42.6

57.4

Seychelles

-

-

-

-

-

-

South Africa

18 474

43.7

56.3

46 327

46.4

53.4

Swaziland

229

34.9

65.1

274

39

61

Tanzania

2656

24.8

75.2

3 756

24.2

75.8

Zambia

665

16.5

83.5

857

20.7

79.3

Zimbabwe

1721

18

83

2 472

25.5

74.5

Source: Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) in Higher Education in SADC.

 

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