Social Factors and Female Pupils’ Participation in Mobile Schools In Wajir District North Eastern Province Kenya.

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Kampala International University ,College of Education, Department of Open and E-distance Learning
The study was about social factors and female pupils, participation in mobile school programme. In wajir bor division Wajir district Kenya. It was guided by five objectives:- determining the profile of the respondent as in gender, age, parents religion and income status, the extent to which social factors such as home based factors, school based factors and individual based factors affects girls participation in mobile school programme in Wajir bor division Wajir district-Kenya ,to determine the degree of girls participation in mobile school programme in wajir, to determine if there are significance difference in the degree of participation in mobile school programme between female and male pupils in Wajir bor division Wajir district, To determine the relationship between the social factors and girls participation in mobile school programme using descriptive, comparative and co-relational survey design. The study employed a sample of 105 standard eight pupils of seven selected schools in wajir bor division wajir district, The findings from the frequencies and percentage distribution showed that male pupils were 49 (64% dominated female pupils 28 (36%) The extent to which home based factors affects girls participation in mobile school programme differs with some factors affecting more than the others e.g Concerning individual based factors, result indicated that only one factor (the thinking that good clan should have only boys) contributed to high extent (Mean 2.64% average mean for individual based factors. The finding also revealed that several school based factors were found to contribute to female participation to a high extent, e.g teacher favoratism for girls (mean 2.82), having more male teachers than female teachers in the school (mean 2.82), having desks for girls or boys only (mean 2.74) and others. Regarding degree of participation, that of games and sports was very high (3.08) and asking teachers questions in class was high (mean 3:00) however girls participation in pupils leadership was found low. (Mean 288) V No significance difference was found in the degree of participation between male and female pupils except that of sports and games. A positive but insignificant correlation was found between home based factors and pupils participation in mobile school programme. (r=0,044 sig= 0.706) while a positive and significant correlation was found between participation in mobile school program and individual based factors (r= 0.200, sig = 0.050). From the findings and conclusions reached in this study, the following recommendations were derived following the study objectives and hypothesis ° There is need for the government of Kenya to implement poverty reduction programme since it has a direct link with pupils participation in school. (majority poor) o In order to improve girls participation in mobile school programme the following home based factors have to be worked upon e.g parents should ensure that, they pay fees for girls first or both boys and girls. o Home chores such as fetching water, looking after animals should not consume girl’s time for study. o Both parents and pupils should change their attitude towards education for girls and having girls in school.
A Thesis Presented to The College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirement for The Degree Master of Education Administration and Management.
Social Factors, Female Pupils’ Participation, Wajir District ,Kenya