Rhetoric and Reality of the Millennium Development Goals: Voices of Women Administrators in Kyambogo University

By Florence Kabahamba Ameri.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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The study explores the lives of some women at the top administrative echelon of Kyambogo University. This study presents an account of the career development of six women nearing the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) timeframe, which has a target year of 2015. This study answers the questions: What did these six women achieve? How did their actual practices conflict with the expectations of the Millennium Development Goals? An in-depth interview process was adopted to explore the biographies of six women administrators at Kyambogo University. Delving into their life experiences as women struggling within the patriarchal system to reach the apex of their career revealed that the expected achievements of the Millennium Goals by 2015 were an unrealistic dream. Self-initiative was key to the narratives of all the six women administrators. However, their voices seemed drained of energy. The study recommends that institutions of higher education, like Kyambogo University, should provide fora for women to share their success stories in all the university structures.

Keywords: Millennium Development Goals, Institution of Higher Learning, Rhetorical, Reality, Women Administrators

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.9-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 8, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 626.261KB)).

Dr. Florence Kabahamba Ameri

Head of Department, Teacher Education and Development Studies, Curriculum Studies Section, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Kampala, Uganda