Factors contributing to school dropout rate on primary School girls in Matisi Location. Central Division of Trans-Nzoia District Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors that contributed to girls' dropout in primary schools in Matisi location. Specific objectives of the study were to: To determine girls enrolment in primary schools in Matisi location, to establish the factors that contribute to girl's dropout in Matisi location, to establish methods of overcoming girl's dropout rate in Matisi location, to examine the role of the Ministry of Education in curtailing primary school girls dropout in primary schools of Matisi location. The methods for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and pupils. The study employed survey design to collect information from teachers and primary school girls in Matisi location. The sample was made of 20 people where 3 were teachers and 17 were pupils. The researcher used questionnaires to collect data which were described using frequency tables and accompanied by statistics. The study established that out of the number of teachers in Matisi location only ten percent are female teachers, the Ministers of Education in his speech that although there were various factors affecting the marginalized and vulnerable groups, there was need for further research to identify the contributing factors to girls' dropout and address them, the impact of HIV / AIDS on girls' was high in lower primary as compared to upper primary, The study concluded that the respondents suggest that government needs to put more emphasis on the girls education to help address problem of girls in schools. Awareness and sensitization campaign needs to be carried out to enlighten parents on the importance of girls' education and do away with the culture that views girls and women as beasts of burden. They should be seen as people who can contribute positively to the economy of a place by taking them to school without discrimination, primary school teachers should be trained in guidance and counseling to be able to address different issues that affect girls in primary schools, girls should be involved in extra-curricula activities to make them enjoy learning and make it part of them and own it. In so doing the cases of dropout will be minimized. This should include involving them in chair, sports and athletics, parents and teachers should collaborate and network together to help address problems that girls encounter both at home and at school.
A research report submitted to the Institute Of Open And Distance Learning in partial fulfillment for the Award of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
School dropout rate, Primary School girls, Nzoia District Kenya