Poverty and school drop out : case study of secondary schools in Bungokho Sub-County Mbale District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College Of Education, Open,Distantance And E-Learning
The purpose of this study was to investigate the causers of poverty and school drop out of students selected in schools in Bungokho Sub-county, Mbaie District, Uganda. The specific objectives of the study were to find out the cause of school dropout, to find out the impact of poverty on school dropout and establish solutions to the school dropout problem in Bungokho Sub-county, Mbale District, Uganda. The methods used for data collection was interviews for the parents and questionnaires for teachers and students involved in the study The [indings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions, while linking to the existing literature, results included demographic charactei-istics. frequency and percentages. Basing on the findings. It was observed that poverty affected and caused school drop outs negatively. Bungokho sub-county, Mbale five development of solutions to the problems, effects and causes of drop out. The findings suggested some recommendations on areas of providing free education for all students, bursaries and also dealing with parents who force their children in early marriage.
A research report submitted to the College of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Poverty, School dropout, Secondary schools, Mbale District, Uganda