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Title: Effect of child labour on the children’s education: case study Suam sub-county, Bukwo district
Authors: Sande, Edimon
Keywords: Child labour
Bukwo district
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University,College of Education
Abstract: labour is one of the main abstracts of education at the basic level. Child labour has assumed alarming proportion the world over and most especially in the developing world. Literature indicates that child labour is the main obstacle of human resource development which is the necessary ingredient of National Development understanding the interplay between education and child labour will help to eliminate it and improve our school environment, the survey of child labour examines child labour and children’s education in Suam sub-county. The case study method was used in the study because of its relevance’s in contemporary developmental issues like child labour. Systematic sampling was used to select the households and schools who were interviewed. The study relied on data gathered from the secondary sources and primary data from the field to do the analysis. The results of the study indicate child labour is considered as a normal practice and indeed healthy to the property upbringing of the child. Children working on family firms and with family enterprises are seen as part of the process of by which they are trained towards adulthood. The reasons given by the heads of households surveyed for allowing their children to work were categorized into forms and they as follows:- To support family income, as a form of child training, to support child education and to help in household enterprises. The results of the survey show that all children in ages 5-l7years of household surveyed in the study at least do household chores. In all there are (675) children in this age bracket of the household surveyed. Most of them a part from household chores also work to assist their parents during rainy season. International N.G.Os such as child compassion and FAWE in the study area are sensitizing girls on their rights including their rights to education the activities of some of this N.G.Os according some beneficiaries have impacted positively on their education since they no longer depend on their parents for school fees and uniforms. There are no specific programs by the district assemblies to fight the child labour problem though the officials admit child labour exist in Suam sub-county. The study made a number of recommendations including the following; improving the local economy, tackling the broader socio-cultural and economic situation of farmers, increasing access, quality and relevance of education, motivating teachers to give their best, embarking on family planning campaigns, extension of social amenities to the area and making and enforcing laws on child labour. With the knowledge of what pertains on the ground about child labour would help to improve education if suggestions are factored into plans for the area.
Description: A research report submitted to the faculty of education in the partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a bachelors degree of Arts with education of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts with Education

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