Teenage pregnancy and academic performance in Uganda. a case study of Kakure sub-county, Kaberamaido district

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Recently, the increase of teenage pregnancy has been very high in Uganda. The study therefore was designed to investigate the influence of teenage pregnancy on the academic performance of students at Kakure Sub-county in Kaberarnaido District. A total sample size of sixty (60) respondents was used for the study. The research instruments Such as questionnaires. interviews and observation were used to collect data for the study. The objectives of the study were to establish the relationship between teenage pregnancy and academic performance, the causes of teenage pregnancy and how to minimize the teenage pregnancy. With respect to findings on teenage pregnancy, it was that low socio-economic status such as poverty, mass media, peer influence and lack of access to teenage pregnancy among teenagers. And on the other hand, the recommended intervention measures were. Access to contraception by student, comprehensive sex education are the major measures to teenage pregnancy. The study therefore recommended that government and other partner should introduce comprehensive sex education curriculum in schools and promotes youth friendly reproductive health services in schools.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University.
Teenage pregnancy, academic performance, Uganda, Kaberamaido district