Socio economic status and students’ dropout in selected secondary schools of Gakenke district Rwanda:

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Kampala International University, College/School of Education
This study arose from the popular assumption that the economy of Rwanda in Gakenke district is collapsing and it has relationship with students’ dropout. Thus the study attempted to solve the problem due to socio-economic status and students’ dropout in selected secondary schools of Gakenke district-Rwanda. The research was guided by three research questions which intended to know if there was relationship between parents’ level of education, attitudes, and income and school dropout in Gakenke district of Rwanda. The researcher used survey research design to conduct the study. To carry out this research, 6 out of 46 schools were chosen and a sample of 400 respondents were selected, About research instruments, questionnaires and interviews were mainly used. In analyzing the data, the researcher used descriptive analysis, and Pearson Product Moment correlation technique. The researcher found that there was a strong significant correlation between the three research variables and students’ dropout in Gakenke district showing that the findings could be generalized. It was recommended that government should increase opportunities and access to schooling, provide a contextualized curriculum, introduce plans to provide guidance to students and enhance community involvement in view to promote high access on education. It was recommended that future researchers should consider the areas like access on education, educational infrastructure and the control of school attendance in view to overcome the problems of students’ dropout in Rwanda and more especially in Gakenke district.
a Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree Master of Educational Management and Administration
Socio economic, students’ dropout