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Title: Factors contributing to students’ drop out at ordinary level a case study of Mpigi District, Uganda.
Authors: Kayaga, Afuwa
Keywords: Drop Out
Students
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University ,College of Education
Abstract: The study focused on the factors that contribute to drop out problem at ordinary level in Mpigi district. The study was guided by the following objectives, to investigate the economic factors that contribute to students’ dropout at ordinary level in Mpigi district, to examine the social factors that contribute to students’ dropout at ordinary level in Mpigi district and to establish the environmental factors that contribute to students’ dropout at ordinary level in Mpigi district. The sample of the respondents was taken from Buyanja B.C.s secondary school which acted as the case study. 15 parents, 15 students of senior two and 20 teachers were supplied with questionnaires. The 20 teachers were also interviewed. The study adopted simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques to sample its respondents. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study consists of five chapters. Chapter one provides the background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose of study, objectives, research questions, scope of the study, and the significance of the study. Chapter two provides the literature review and the conceptual frame work of the study, chapter three gives the research methodology and chapter two offers the research findings. Chapter five provides the discussions, conclusions and recommendations. The research findings concluded that economic factors that contribute to students’ dropout at ordinary level included poverty, food and indirect cost of education. The research findings also concluded that social factors that contribute to students drop out at ordinary level included; teenage pregnancy and early marriages, indiscipline, parental perception, HIV/AJDS pandemic, poor law enforcement, orphan hood and domestic violence. The research findings also concluded that environmental factors which contribute to students’ drop out at ordinary level included; poor school administration, unfavorable school environment, distance, child labour and teachers’ attitudes and their credential academic performance.
Description: A research report presented to the college of education open distance and e-learning in partial fulfilment for the award of bachelor’s degree in arts with education of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/2511
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