Nigeria has at least 9 incumbent women Vice-Chancellors of the 202 federal, state, and private institutions as of October 2021.
Women are underrepresented even in the teaching industry. Teaching in Nigeria boasts of many female practitioners even though it is male-dominated.
In federal and state varsities, VCs undergo a rigorous selection process while in private varsities, the owner of the school is usually in charge.
Current Female VCs in Nigeria
The National University Commission (NUC) accounts for 54 state, 49 federal, and 99 private universities in its database.