Factors affecting girl’s education in selected primary schools of Soyoi Zone west Pokot District, Kenya

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Kampala International University.College of Education
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting girls' education in the rural primary schools of West Pokot District Kenya. Specific objectives were to the relationship between security, safety and enrollment of girls, the relationship the curriculum and enrolment of girls: poverty, the relationship between harmful traditional practices and enrollment of girls, the relationship between attitudes towards girls and enrollment of girls and the relationship between sanitary conditions and enrolment of girls. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and focus group discussions with the students. The findings from the study indicated that low economic status which was supported by 50%, Cultural beliefs 45%, parental attitudes 70% and family structure 80% are among the social economic factors that affect academic performance of students. The study recommended that the teacher should avoid any act of discrimination that marginalizes girls or makes them feel guilty in comparison with boys, behavior that suggests to girls that they are less capable than boys; and any physical, verbal or mental violence susceptible of harming the dignity of girls or hindering their full growth. Teachers should not ignore children who are with drawn instead should try to find out the problem and devise means to solve it. For example children from single parents
Research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree bachelor of Education in (SNE) Kampala International University
Girl’s education, Primary schools, Kenya