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Title: School dropout and retention strategies in Dadaab refugee camps, north eastern province, Kenya
Authors: Aden, Bashir Ali
Keywords: School dropout
Retention
Dadaab refugee camps
Strategies
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management.
Abstract: This dissertation is entitled “school dropout and retention strategies in Dadaab refugee camp, north eastern province, Kenya”. the study was carried out based on four specific objectives; establish demographic profiles of the respondent in terms of age, sex, education, enrollment, and retentions in Dadaab refugee camps, identify the causes of school dropout in Dadaab refugee camps, identify school retention strategies, and establish the relationship between school dropout and retention rates in Dadaab camps. the research design was based on descriptive comparative and descriptive strategies correlations, a total of 535 persons were selected as study population and this brought up a population sample of 235 respondents. the research instrument used was questionnaire where informants were interviewed by filling the questionnaire or they filled alone themselves. according to three groups interviewed, the findings show that the causes of school dropouts were mainly as result of; poverty at the family level, lacking of enough trained teachers, lack of enough school recourses, and poor infrastructure; lack of awareness, lack of serious collaboration between the stakeholders working in the provision of the refugee education. the researcher finds the situation of school dropout is high and few retention strategies have been put in place. the researcher concurrently agrees with the findings (in the related study, literature review) that poverty is biggest cause of school dropout. according to three groups interviewed, the findings shows that the best school retention strategies are; addressing the poverty issue at the family level, conducting creation awareness to tackle number of issues causing school dropouts, establishing strong collaboration between stakeholders, finding more funding to improve the quality of education, and as well as conducting more assessment and more serious monitoring and supervision.
Description: A thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master degree of business Administration in NGO management
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/6666
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