Education projects and the performance of selected primary schools in Mogadishu, Somalia

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
After former government of Somalia throw out in 1991, all educational institutions have collapsed, due to lack of government, budget for education, salaries for teachers, and funds for rehabilitating schools in Somalia. International donors started to provide some limited support through United Nations agencies by financing many educational projects including primary school projects and their focus was almost entirely on the goals of improving enrolment and retention in primary schools. The crucial aspect of wastage in education system is dropout of pupils and this has caused problems to the individual life, parents, governments and the society. The main objective of the study was to examine education projects and the performance of selected primary schools in Mogadishu, specifically to identify the consequences of dropout to the community in funded schools, to explore causes of dropout and to recommend the possible ways of reducing the number of dropouts. The study employed a descriptive research design; data was collected from 76 respondents using questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Ms Excel application software and statistics to present findings. On the basis findings the following were emerged: early marriage, gender and perception of the value of education were identified as factor that affects dropout in primary schools. Also the study suggest the way forwards and possible ways of reducing of dropouts in selected funding primary schools in Somalia included student motivation, community involvement. The study recommends first that there is a need for sensitization of the pupils on the implication of early dating and marriage through parent discipline, Second there should be no gender differences; parents should bridge the gap of differential treatment among their children, third the two sexes should be given equal growth and development of potential that can cause them to became self-reliant to themselves and lastly In case of parents perception to the value of education, the key concepts here include awareness, campaigns, parental education and parent participation in the structure and the management of the schools.
A Thesis Proposal Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Project Planning and Management
Education projects, Performance, Primary schools, Mogadishu Somalia