Factors responsible for school dropout among girls in Kabare Zone, Kirinyaga District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The causes of dropping out of school in any population are manifold and complex. The economic and social consequences of dropping out of school cause global concern, as they affect not only the individual who abandons school, but also his/her family and friends as well as the wider community and society. Recent research statistics has shown that the prevalence of girls dropping out of schools in Kenya is expanding rapidly to the distraction of the society. Kenyans cannot afford to complacent about it, thus their arise an immediate need to conduct an investigation on the factors responsible for school dropouts especially the girls hence to establishing the factors responsible for girls dropping out of school. The study adopted a descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the factors responsible for school drop out among girls in Kabare Zone,Kiriinyaga District. The method chosen allowed a collection of comprehensive and intensive data and provided an in-depth understanding of the topic under study. Information collected was analyzed and edited to create consistency and completeness. After collecting the questionnaires they were edited for completeness and consistency across the respondents and to locate omissions. I nforrnation obtained from the research study was presented and analyzed using bar charts, narratives, and statistical figures. This report provides suggestions for more effective approach to the issue of school dropouts among girls and measures based on the lessons learned from practical experience of others. It is designed for policy makers, planners and stakeholders in the education sector.
A Research project submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
School dropouts, Girls, Kabare Zone, Kirinyaga District, Kenya