Disparity in Academic Achievement in Selected Colleges of Teachers Education in Oromia Region

By Teklu Tafase Olkaba

Jimma University

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The main objective of this study was to identify the disparity in academic achievement of female and male students in colleges of teachers’ education in Oromia, and to identify variables attributing to this disparity. Three colleges of teachers’ education.   To this effect,  Asella,  Jimma  and  Nekamte  colleges  of  teaches  education  were  selected  by purposive sampling. 184 (one hundred and eighty four) female and 155 male students of third yearwere selected from language, natural science and social science streams by quota and  systematic  sampling  techniques.  The  study  was  carried  out  by employing closed-ended questionnaires addressing issues attributing to academic achievements like gender   stereotype,   admission   procedure,   institutional   satisfaction,   parental   style, learning style, personality style and accommodation issues and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (EGSECE) Cumulative GPA of college academic achievements (CGPA). These variables were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, and simple regression analysis. The results of the study  indicated  that  there  are  statistically  significant  differences  between  male  and female students in academic achievement in both   EGSECE and College CGPA;    and further more, at stream levels male students are significantly  performing better than female   students.      From   attributing   variables,   there   are   statistically   significant differences  between  male  and  female  students  in gender  stereotype  and institutional satisfaction while the same responses were obtained in other attributing variables. Moreover, the regression analysis shows that gender stereotype, institutional satisfaction and accommodation are significantly associated with female students’ academic achievement.


The author acknowledges Mettu University ,Jimma, Nekemte and Asella Colleges of Teachers Educatio. 


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