An assessment of the challenges facing girl-child education among the nomads in Wajir district -Central division-Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This study was conducted in order assess the challenges facing girl-child education among the nomads in Wajir District -Central Division-Kenya particularly in Wajir girls' primary school, Furaha girls' primary school and Griftu girls' primary school The study involved a total number of 50 respondents thus; 30 teachers, 20 pupils, selected in a gender conscious manner, that is; male and female. The instruments employed in this study were mainly questionnaires, and observations accompanied by interview guides. Data was analyzed by use a computer package called MS-Excel where by the responses were coded and edited, then presented in tables, pie-charts and graphs. The figures and percentages were in response to the following three main concerns of this research; the challenges faced in order to suggest possible recommendations promotion of girl child. The findings of this study were discussed in a descriptive manner (qualitative analysis). This involved discussing the data in relation to the research questions, to make meaning out of the data collected. The following were the major findings of the study; There are various factors that serve as barriers to the girl-child's education included; the biggest percentage of the teachers attributed to culture, since different pupils had different cultural set-ups as it represented by 36% while 32% of the interviewees attributed to the high levels of illiteracy among the parents since they are pastoralists and they see education as a wastage of time and money, 30% said poverty is another barrier and the least percentage of the respondents showed other factors, like; pupils seeing female teachers and other women who are in bigger posts in the province. Finally, a summary of key findings, conclusions and number of recommendations were suggested as presented in chapter five.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Bachelor of Education Degree Science of Kampala International University
Girl-child education, Nomads, Wajir district -Central division, Kenya