Causes and effects of girl child school dropout in the community of Budondo Sub-County, Jinja District.

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Kampala International University ,College of Education
The study on the causes and effects of girls’ school dropouts was carried out in Budondo sub county Jinja district. The purpose of the study was to investigate the causes and effects of school dropout in schools. The research was guided by the objectives of the study which included; finding out the causes of school dropouts in Budondo sub-county, finding out the effects of students school dropouts in the community of Budondo sub-county. The sample size of 60 respondents were got from the population of teachers, students, political leaders and local community members. The researcher used interviews, questionnaires to collect the data. The findings revealed that; poverty, corporal punishments, chronic sickness, long distance of schools, and lengthy learning hours were the major causes of school dropouts in Budondo subcounty. High crime rates, high illiteracy levels, early marriages and early pregnancies were the major effects of school dropout in Budondo sub-county and building of more schools, free
A research report submitted to the college of education, open, distance and e-learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a bachelor’s degree of arts with education of Kampala International University
Girl Child, School Dropout