Towards Reframing the Policy Problem

  • Tebeje MollaEmail author
Part of the Education Policy & Social Inequality book series (EPSI, volume 2)


As highlighted in the previous chapter, the problem of inequality in Ethiopian higher education (HE) is superficially represented as a lack of access and the policy response is associated with building human capital of the nation. Notwithstanding equity policy instruments put in place by the Government, inequality in Ethiopian HE has persisted in a various forms: high attrition rates and low graduation rates among females and ethnic minorities, low female participation in science and technology fields, the subordinate position of women both as students and academic staff, the prevalent gender-based violence and hostility in university campuses, underrepresentation of the rural poor and ethnic minorities, and unequal access to graduate employment opportunities.


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  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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