Impact of girl child education on community development: a case study of Suam and Kapyoyon Primary Schools in Suam Sub County, Bukwo District

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The study topic was "Impact of girl child education on community development." The case study was Suam and Kapyoyon Primary Schools in Suam Sub County, Bukwo District. This topic was chosen due to the need to develop the community in relation to girl child education in the area. It was against this background that the study attempted to: find out the impact of girl child education on community development in Suam and Kapyoyon, Bukwo District. The conceptual framework of the study suggested that the independent variab le be conceptualized as three factors, namely: level of education of the girl child, level of family income and marital status of parents. The researcher used a cross-sectional survey research design because the study was intended to pick only some representative sample elements of the cross-section of the population. The study was conducted in the two selected primary schools namely: Suam and Kapyoyon Primary Schools. The study population was composed of 2 head teachers, 156 teachers, 567 parents and 1429 pupils of primary six and seven. The total population was 2,154 (head teachers' records) physical visit to the head teachers' offices. The methods used in data collection were questionnaires and interviews. The researcher analyzed the qualitative data collected using structured closed ended items in the questionnaires for each objective and coded using a five point Linkert response scale. They were subjected to frequencies and percentages, which helped to show the distribution of respondents on each of the independent and dependent variable. Raw data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Correlation was used to test the hypotheses in order to determine the impact of girl child education on community development. ANOV A testing was also used to test the influence of the combined independent variable components on the dependent variable. It was anticipated that the findings and recommendations of this study would go a long way in generating the much needed information that would be used by various stakeholders in education to improve on the turn up of their girl children in schools, help both parents and pupils in identifying their areas of strength and weaknesses and make necessary adjustments to fill the gaps in their roles help pupils think of their own learning and redirect their efforts where necessary and in appropriate direction of needs, help parents, educational managers and administrators, recognize the need to educate the girl child in order to develop their community.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Degree of Bachelors of Primary Education of Kampala International University
Girl child education, Community development, Suam and Kapyoyon Primary Schools, Bukwo District