The Centre for Gender and Development Studies of Ekiti State University (EKSU) has organized a one-day “Train the Trainers” workshop to help complement the teaching and learning system with valuable knowledge of Gender Mainstreaming.

            In her opening remarks, the Director of EKSU, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, Professor (Mrs.) Olabisi Aina said that Gender Mainstreaming has become a practice in academic, socio, political and economic order in first class institutions all over the world.

            She emphasized that first class universities of the world had infused Gender Mainstreaming and its values into the various teaching curriculum across all faculties and that EKSU could not lack behind.

            Dr. Toyin Ilesanmi, a clinical psychologist from the EKSU Centre for Gender and Development Studies said that the approach was not to elevate the female over the male gender but to achieve a balance in the improvement of the learning ability of both gender.

            A psychiatrist and Clinical psychologist from the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Boladale Mapayi  noted that lecturers and university managers should be aware of the differences and similarities of both male and female to enable teaching methodology and pedagogy.

            The workshop also featured questions and answers, group works by the participants which included Deans and Departmental Heads