An investigation into factors influencing girl child drop out in selected primary schools in Banda Sub-County, Namayingo District

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The study was to investigate into the factors influencing girl child drop out in primary school in Banda Sub-county, Namayingo district. The objectives of the study were: To establish the causes of girl child drop out, to examine the problems facing girl children and to identify solution to girl child drop out in schools. The target population in this study were;- the headteacher, parents, local council and girl children in upper primary as well as some girl child children who dropped out of school. The schools selected were Buyondo, Busiiro, Buchunia, Mayanja, Banda and Buchumba primary schools. The researcher employed cross-sectional field correlation study and descriptive design using both qualitative and quantitative approaches The researcher used publicity sampling method and more specifically systematic random sampling and stratified random sampling method. The research instruments used in this study were interview and observation Data analysis was done using qualitative means according to the objectives The findings of the study were that there is a high drop rate of girl children; there many problems facing girl children and that all sake holders should actively participate if girl children are to stay in school. It was recommended that strict laws be made and enforced by government in order to protect girl children.
A Research report submitted to the institute of education, open and distance learning a Partial fulfillment of for the award of Bachelors of Education-primary Degree of Kampala International University
Girl child drop out, Primary schools, ,Namayingo District, Uganda