The effects of peer pressure on academic performance of pupils in Oyam district: the case of Iceme sub-county

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The gove1nrnent of Uganda has been offering the University Education since 1977; still many pupils have been dropping out in various school in the country. This has been happening in many primary schools in Oyam District. This has been a waste of resources. The main purpose of the study was to find out factors leading to high rate of dropout in primary schools in Oyam district so as to find solution to the problem. To get information needed questionnaires were prepared and distributed to the four primary school in Oyam district, interview guide were also prepared for the parents from each school study. This was done because they could not read the questionnaires. The data collected from the above respondents organized and analyzed using qualitative method. The study found out that the rate of drop out was still high for both boys and girls as a result of early pregnancies, smoking crime rate and drunkardness. In order to reduce the high rate of drop outs, it was recommended that parents should encourage children from early pregnancies, smoking crime rate and drunkardness, business and fishing. Parents needed to be sensitized on the importance of education so that they could supp01t their pupils who dropped out of school were to be made to go back to school and complete primary location cycle.
A Research Report Submitted Faculty of Education as a Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelor in Education Primary of Kampala International University
Peer pressure, Academic performance, Pupils, Oyam district, Iceme sub-county