Culture as an impediment to girl child education in primary schools the case study of kifumbira P/school, Kalama parish, Butologo sub- County, Buwekula Mubende district Uganda.

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Kampala International University, Institute of Open and Distance Learning
This sh1dy was about culture as an impediment to girl child education. This sh1dy was conducted at Kifumbira Primary School, Butologo, Sub County in Mubende district Uganda. The objectives of the study were to establish the causes oflow enrolment of girls into schools, assess the extent to which culture has hindered girl child education at Kifumbira Primary School, Butologo, Sub county in Mubende district, document the challenges faced in trying to promote girl child education and suggest appropriate measures of dealing with the challenges in a bid to ensure girl child education. The respondents comprised of teachers and parents. Various data collection methods used included questionnaires and research questions method. FoPm the sh1dy findings, it was learnt that several factors are to blame for ye challenges of girl child enrolment into schools. Among these factors, cultural beliefs were found to severely influence girl child education. Culture has impeded girl child education through early marriages and limited education for the parents in the area. There are some measures that have been put in place to deal with cultural influence. These include sensitization of parents and pupils, mobilization of parents who do not educate girls to do so through local leaders and giving public talks. Other measures include, strengthening ofUPE programme and promotion of adult literacy programmes in the area. Despite the above measures, there are some challenges that have been experienced. The most common challenge is related to adherence to culhJral beliefs by parents despite sensitization. Other challenges are pove~ty of masses, low government support and persistent illiteracy. There is need for the government to liaise with the head teachers and local leaders so as to work hand in hand in dealing with challenges of girl child education.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Diploma in Primary Education of Kampala International University
child education, primary schools