Estate Surveying, Valuation, Education and Practice in Anambra State: Challenges Faced by Female Professional Practitioners

Abstract

Professional practice especially in Estate Surveying and Valuation industry no doubt has its challenges and there is an increasing quest to survive by both the male and female practitioners in Nigeria. However, it appears the females are finding the practice of the profession more challenging than their male counterparts. This study however looked at the challenges faced by female Estate Surveyors and Valuers (ESV) in the public and private sectors of the industry in Anambra State. Primary data were collected and analysed using simple tables and percentages. Challenges identified include; difficulty in balancing work and family lives, the inability to attend to assignments outside the town at short notice and lack of marital support. The study recommended that efforts should be made to encourage more women, attract them into practice, also into educational sector, give more opportunities to them for research and more importantly discourage sexual harassment.

Keywords: Challenges, Female, Real Estate, estate surveyors and valuer, professional practice

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 41-51 (Download PDF)

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