How to bridge wide PhD gap among women
PhD completion rates among women in Kenya have been declining. Commission for University Education (CUE) data show women are three times more likely to quit their PhD studies compared to the men. The figure is even lower for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) areas of study. Women's education is key to advancing societies and a PhD symbolises the zenith of academic success. Yet subtle gender disparities can skew the path and outcomes in higher academia. Kenya has a history of gender disparities in various realms. Deep-rooted societal norms, cultural benchmarks and economic considerations restrict women's academic and professional endeavors.