Ascriptive characteristics and students' dropout rate in selected secondary schools in Ruangwa District, Tanzania

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Kampala International University: College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This study titled "Ascriptive Characteristics and Dropout rate in Selected secondary schools in Ruangwa district, Tanzania" was carried out with following objectives: To, determine the profile teachers and students in terms of gender, age ,religion, tribe , race and teaching experience for teachers; determine the level of Ascriptive characteristics in selected secondary schools Ruangwa district, Tanzania; establish the rate of students dropout; to establish whether there is significant difference in dropout rate between male and females students; determine if there is significant of relationship between Ascriptive characteristics and students' dropout . The study used descriptive survey which adopted descriptive correlation, descriptive comparative and ex- post facto designs. Two hundred and seven (207) respondents participated in the study. The findings indicate that majority of respondents were males, 128 (79%) and they were well mature, experienced and well qualified; there is high level of Ascriptive Characteristics in (mean=2.8); the district dropout rate was (11.06); it was also found that there is significant difference between male and female students dropout rates; the researcher also found a significant relationship between the level of Ascriptive characteristics and students' dropout rate. The researcher recommends that, the schools environment should be improved so as to provide a conducive atmosphere in order to make students love schooling; the government should improve the social services of the rural areas; and Parents/guardians need to be sensitized on how they can follow the development of their children in academic sphere.
A thesis presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Administration
Ascriptive Characteristics, Students' dropout rate