Walter Otieno K’odipo


The purpose of this study was to identify reasons for disparities in gender representations at the decision making level at public universities in Kenya with specific reference to Moi University.

The study utilized purposive sampling where 30 female members of the middle level staff population were invited to participate. Using an unstructured questionnaire and content analysis of documents obtained from administration offices, the study sought to assess the academic needs of middle level female staff; establish the challenges faced and establish whether there is an academic career development program for female staff to engage in matters of gender during promotions at the university. The study revealed that for women to make it to the decision making level of the university governance structure, they must strive to further their education.


Keywords: gender disparities, middle level staff, universities, career development

Contact: Walter Otieno K’odipo, Moi University, School of Engineering.


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To cite this article: Walter Otieno K’odipo. (2013).  Gender Disparities in Decision Making Levels in Universities in Kenya , Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, 2:2, 39-53

Available online March  2013
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