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Title: Teenage motherhood and girl child education in Uganda case study of Makindye west division, Kampala district
Authors: Samanther, Ebinshaba
Keywords: Teenage motherhood
Girl child
Education
Uganda
Makindye west division
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
Abstract: The study sought to examine teenage motherhood and girl child education in Uganda: A case study of Makindye West Division, Kampala District. The study objectives were; to establish how teenage motherhood affects girl child education in Makindye West Division, Kampala District, to examine the challenges of teenage mothers in accessing education in Makindye West Division, Kampala District, Uganda and to establish the solutions to the challenges of teenage mothers in accessing education in Makindye West Division, Kampala District. The study applied a descriptive research design to reflect aspects of perception, feelings, experiences, facts and emotional feelings of the study respondents on the study topic. This is because the data collection allowed for gathering in-depth information. This allowed for a multifaceted approach to data collection and analysis. This was an investigation into an issue or topic that looked at the effect of one thing or variable on another. The study population was the selected teenage mothers (10-19 years) because these teenagers were believed to have vital information regarding teenage motherhood. The researcher also targeted schools, health workers especially mid-wives since they also had important information regarding girl child education. There were approximately 409,500 people in the informal settlements of Makindye West division (UBOS, 2016). Data was collected from primary and secondary sources using questionnaires and interviews. After collecting data, the researcher organized well-answered questionnaire, data was edited and sorted for the next stage. The data was presented in tabular form, pie charts and bar graphs with frequencies and percentages. The study findings revealed that the sample constituted of 400 respondents of which 27.8% were males and the 72.3% remaining were females. This implies that women are the always the majority since it is believed that women have more vital information regarding teenager motherhood and girl child education. The study concludes that one major contemporary social problem confronting most countries in the world is teenage pregnancy. From the first world countries such as the United states to the third world countries, this problem has been a source of worry for policy makers, social workers and other human service providers due to its negative repercussions on the girl child. The study recommends that there is also need to alert teenagers who are not yet mothers to the difficulty of going to school and rearing a child, so that they might realize in advance that teenage motherhood is ‘a no-go area’. This study should also sensitize them to take pre-cautionary measures before they engaged themselves in sexual matters
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of public administration of Kampala international university
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/7575
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