NUST, UNAM say gap between boys and girls in academic performance worrisome

NUST, UNAM say gap between boys and girls in academic performance  worrisome
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A joint report of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) has found male children dropping out of school more than their female counterparts.
NUST Director of International Relations Marius Kudumo presented the report recently in the National Council (NC), as part of an agreement the the council reached with both leading tertiary institutions.
Kudumo said the report found the gap between boys and girls in academic performance, as worrisome.
He stressed that although at the start of the educational process more male children enrol for Grade 1 than their female counterparts, they progressively drop out of school with girl children enrolments at Grade 6-through 12 becoming more.
The NUST director says the disparity becomes more pronounced at tertiary education institutions like UNAM and NUST, where more than two-thirds of graduates over the years have been female.
Kudomo explained that research data has been collected from learners, teachers and parents of the Kavango East, Oshana, Oshikoto, //Kharas, Hardap, and Erongo regions.
The agreement between the tertiary institutions aims to assist lawmakers in introducing informed policies.