Social and institutional variables of pupils' retention in selected primary schools in mtito- andei division Kibwezi district - Kenya

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
The major objective of the study was to examine the causes of school dropouts in Mtito- Andei Division, Kibwezi district, Kenya. The study was conducted in Mtito- Andei Division Kibwezi district Kenya. A total of 60 respondents were chosen; 10 politicians, 10 religious leaders, 10 political leaders, and 30 parents consulted during the study. The study findings were collected in line with the research questions of the study. The first research question sought to find out the causes of school dropout in Mtito- Andei Division. The study findings reveal that; poverty, corporal punishments, chronic illness, long distance of schools and lengthy learning hours were the answers given by respondents. The second research question sought to find out the effects of school droput in Mtito- Andei division. The study findings here revealed that; high crime rates, high level of illiteracy, early marriages, and early pregnancies were the answers given by respondents on this research question. The third research question sought to find out the solutions to school dropouts in Mtito- Andei division. The study findings revealed that; building of more schools, free education, compulsory education, provision of lunch in schools, and reduction of learning hours were the solutions given by the respondents. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the a ward of a bachelor of education in special needs education Kampala international university Uganda
Education, Social, Institutional variables, Selected primary schools, Pupils', Retention, Kibwezi district