Causes of High Girl-Child Dropout of Schools in Mayuge Town Council, Mayuge District

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of arts with education
The study was carried out to investigate on the factors contributing to high girl-child dropout of schools in mayuge town council schools, mayuge District. The subjects involved in this study were teachers, students, opinion leaders and employees of non-government organization working in Mayuge town council. The data was collected using several methods that included oral interview and questionnaires, which were given to the respondents. The findings indicated that most female student's dropout of schools because of; poverty, poor social and cultural norms, early marriages, domestic violence, sexual abuse and others are the most factors contributing to high girl-child school dropout in Mayuge town council. The study recommended that district inspectorate and school headteachers should strengthen their supervisory role to ensure that teachers adhere to the professional code of conduct. The study also suggested enactment of tougher laws and heavy penalties to defilers and parents neglecting girl-child education. Finally, corrective responsibility of all stakeholders will assist to overcome the problem of study.
A Research Report Submitted to Board of Examiners as Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of a Degree Bachelor of Education Arts of Kampala International University
High Girl-Child Dropout, Mayuge Town Council