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Title: Causes of school drop out on girls of the selected primary schools of Lviumias Division, Mumias District, Kenya
Authors: Akala, Joseph C. N.
Keywords: School drop out on girls
Primary schools
Mumias District
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The major purpose of the study was to determine Factors leading to girls' dropout in Mumias Division, Mumias District Kenya The specific objectives of the study were to determine whether poverty leads to girls drop out, to investigate whether attitudes towards girls' education leads to drop out, To determine the school factors that lead to girls drop out, to Determine whether social cultural factors lead to girls drop out and to investigate whether indiscipline contributes to girls drop out in Mumias Division, Mumias District Kenya. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the pupils and interviews with the teachers. The study revealed that poverty was the main cause why girls drop out of school. It was also established that the environment of the school was also a contributing factor to girls drop out if the sanitation, infrastructure and classroom setting are not favorable to girls they will drop out of school. The study also established that the negative attitudes of the society, teachers and parents towards girls were a hindrance to girls' school achievement. The traditional and socio cultural practices also hinder girls' education because girls are married off and .finally the study revealed that indiscipline also contributes to girls' drop out. The government should make sure they supervise schools to make sure that the environment is conducive for the pupils especially girls. The curriculum should be designed so that girls' needs are put into consideration. The community and parents should be sanitized on the importance of girls' education. Policies should be made to prevent some cultural practices that affect the education of girls. Measure to discipline these pupils should be put in place other than suspending them.
Description: A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award Degree Bachelor of Education International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Education

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