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Title: An investigation into factors affecting girl child school dropout (a case study of primary schools in Bulange sub-county Namutumba District Uganda
Authors: Nyende, Robert
Keywords: Girl child
school
Drop out
Namutumba District
Uganda
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 Bulange sub~county, Namutumba 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 children from schools. Most dominant was cultural values beliefs and practices. It was recommended that sensitization and legislation against negative culture be initiated starting with the family where the roots of socialization begins until it perpetuates the whole society. It was also recommended the curriculum be enriched
Description: A research report submitted to the college of open and distance e- learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for THE Award of Bachelors Arts with Education OF Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/3304
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