The effects of female genital mutilation and academic performance of girls in secondary schools in Bukwa Sub County, Bukwo District

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Kampala International University,College of Education
The topic was the effects of female genital mutilation and academic performance of girls in secondary schools in Bukwa sub-county, bukwo district. Purpose of the study The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship between Genital mutilation girls’ participation in secondary schools in in Bukwa sub-county Bukwo district. The Objectives of the study were to investigate the level of FGM factors affecting girls in in Bukwa subcounty Bukwo district, to find out the levels of girls’ participation in terms of co curriculum activities in school in in Bukwa sub-county Bukwo districtm ,to find out the relationship between the level of effect of EGM and girls participation in schools in in Bukwa sub-county Bukwo district, the conclusion to the study findings in relation to the study objectives and hypotheses; the study concluded that; the age factor versus class level is well spread in Bukwo district such that most students are in the right class at the right age. The level of effect of FGM in Bukwa sub-county Bukwa district is high. The level of girls’ participation in Bukwa district schools is low. There is a strong negative relationship between girls’ participation in school activities and the effect of FGM. the researcher recommends that if girls’ participation is to be improved in Bukwa sub-county Bukwo District, then school management and the government should focus more on improving and increasing awareness against FGM practices throughout the country but particularly in Bukwo District. The government should also Increase enrolment and retention rates of girls in education, inter alia, by: allocating appropriate and adequate budgetary resources; enlisting the support of parents and the community, including through campaigns and flexible school schedules; providing financial and other incentives targeted at families, including access to fret education at the primary level, and at other levels where possible, and scholarships; and providing teaching, learning and hygiene and health supplies, as well as nutritional and academic support, in order to minimize the costs of education, in particular to families, and to facilitate parents’ ability to choose education for their children. Further, the government of Uganda should advocate national efforts, including with the support of international cooperation, aimed at addressing the rights and needs of women and girls affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts, other complex humanitarian emergencies, trafficking in persons and terrorism, within the context of access and participation of women and girls to education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work. Also underline the need to take concerted actions n conformity with international law to remove the obstacles to the full realization of the rights of women and girls living under foreign occupation, so as to ensure the achievement of the above mentioned goals; Expanding access and participation in education
A research report submitted to college of education, open, distance and e-learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the bachelor of arts with education of Kampala International University
Female genital, Mutilation, Bukwo District