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Title:Education and Sexual Inequality in Cameroon
Author:Cooksey, Brian
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:20
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:167-177
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:girls
pupils
secondary education
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/160381
Abstract:In Cameroun, although enrolment levels have risen remarkably since independence, there are still large inequalities between the sexes. These are variously manifested from one region to another, between urban and rural areas, ethnic groups, and social classes. Sexual inequalities can be observed in access to primary education, 'drop-out' rates, and failure to enter secondary school. The present discussion of education as a specific locus of sexual inequality is based largely on a study of primaryschool leavers and secondary entrants in Yaoundé, undertaken during the academic years 1974-5 and 1975-6. Notes, tab.
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