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Title: Relationship between female genital mutilation and the academic performance of the girl child, case study in Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda
Authors: Musobo, Daniel
Keywords: Female genital mutilation
Academic performance
Girl child
Suam Sub County
Bukwo District
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University,School of Education
Abstract: This research deals with female genital mutilation and its relationship on the girl child education in Suam sub-county, Bukwo District. Mutilation is done as a way of maintaining culture in some societies, crossing over to a different age/set group and woman hood too. Some countries like Somalia and Sudan do it for public recognition. However, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM!C) has been outlawed in many countries Uganda inclusive because of its associated evils towards girl children and women’s education in school. The purpose and objective of the research is to determine whether there is a relationship between female genital mutilation and education of girls. FGMIC is practiced for medical or non-medical reasons. Some countries like Egypt would legalize it to the extent of doing it in a barber’s saloon not until one young girl died as a result. This then caused absolute abolition of FGMJC in Egypt. On average, 36% of girls aged 15-19 have been cut compared to an estimate of 53% of women who are aged 45-49. The types of mutilations have different percentages altogether the highest being excision with 78%, clitoridectomy 10%, infibulations 10% and other unclassified ones account for less than 2%. FGM/C is measured in terms of the number of those who have undergone the practice, those who are yet to undergo (those at risk) and those who do not want to undergo the practice whereas Girl and women education is measured in terms of the level of education before and after one undergoes the practice. A design used is the descriptive research design was used to collect data on the relationship between FGM and the girl child education, reasons why it is practiced and effects of FGM on education of girls in school. It could be inferred that female genital mutilation is strongly associated to the low levels of girls and women’s education in the areas of study. In deduction from the selected areas of study in that after the practice it was found out during the research that most female girls drop out of school due to the effect of low self-esteem, shame inadequate finances due to over spending during the FGM, forced marriages and advanced effects of mutilation like over bleeding can sometimes claim the life of the victim and thus need to put forth measures to stop the act like NGOs sensitization programs, passing anti FGM laws by the government, arresting those who promote the act among others so as to safeguard the life of the female girls in the region and globally as far as the Education of the girl child is concerned.
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a bachelor’s degree of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
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