Gender and Management in Uganda: The Case of Private Universities
- September 13, 2018
- Posted by: RSIS
- Category: Education
International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue IX, September 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186
Dr. Kayindu Vincent
Kampala International University, Uganda, East Africa
Abstract: – The current study was guided by the null hypothesis that the dominant usage of particular methods of management, hereinafter referred to as the managerial techniques, in private universities in Uganda is not related to gender differences. The study was restricted to the academic officials within the universities, selected using universal sampling. At 0.05 level of significance, the relationship between the variables of the study was found to be insignificant (sig 0.601), hence the null hypothesis was accepted.
All universities in Uganda are guided by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act which was enacted in 2001, with subsequent amendments in 2006. It plays the regulatory and guiding role in the establishment and management of higher educational institutions and regulating the quality of higher education. The National Council for Higher Education was established under the Universities and Other Tertiary (Republic of Uganda, 2008). Since the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 stipulates the academic qualifications required of all the university teachers, from whom academic officials are elected or appointed, both men and women get managerial positions in universities, such as Faculty Deans, College Principles, Directors of Institutes and Heads of Department. Though there is an outcry of the mismanagement of universities (National Council for Higher Education, 2010), it is not indicated whether or not this can be explained by gender differences of the managers, hence the current study.