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Title: An investigation to factors affecting girl child school dropout in Kachoga Sub-County Butaleja District Uganda
Authors: Lyaga, Justine
Keywords: Investigation
Girl child
School dropout
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University,College of Education
Abstract: The qualitative study investigated the causes of girl child dropout in five selected schools in Kachonga Sub-County, BUTALEJA district Eastern Uganda. The study was guided by the following objectives; to establish the institutional factors leading to school dropout, to find out if there are some cultural factors in society which cause girls to dropout of schools, to establish if the government policies have influenced girls to dropout of schools and to find out if family background has influenced girls to drop out of school. The study utilized a questionnaire to obtain data from the respondents, about factors for girl child school dropout. Observations were also made to consolidate the findings. Findings showed that government had formulated gender blind policies which could not effectively empower girl’s education. The girls were dropping out of school because there was no legislation against the social customs that negatively affected them such as early marriages, the burden of domestic cores and gender preferences. It was also discovered that the curriculum was overloaded and not gender responsive. The school learning environment was also a problem because the teachers had a negative attitude towards over age girls. Sanitation conditions were appalling in some • schools and thereby appealing girl childcen from schools. Most dominant was cultural values beliefs and practices. It was recommended that sensitization and
Description: A research report submitted to the college of education Open and distance e- learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelors degree in education of Kampala International University
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