Women Enrolment In Abu Dhabi's Higher Education Rises 8.2% Annually
Muhammad Irfan 23 days ago Thu 29th August 2019 | 07:45 PM
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 29th Aug, 2019) The number of female students enrolled in higher education in Abu Dhabi witnessed an average annual increase of 8.2 percent, according to data released from the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi, SCAD.
The rate of female students who enrolled in higher education in 2017 was 206.6 for 100 male students. The total number of students in the 2016-2017 academic year amounted to 165,631, of which 49.8 percent were female students.
The figures also highlighted the fact that the number of female students enrolling in Abu Dhabi’s public schools was higher than private schools, accounting for 67.2 percent. Female students represented 53 percent of students in public schools.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, female teachers mad up 90 percent of the 4,379 teachers registered in the emirate.
The data also showed that the age distribution of Emirati women in Abu Dhabi was characterised by a bias towards younger age groups, with 37.2 percent being under the age of 15, while the proportion of females between the ages of 15 and 64 was around 60.4 percent.