Child labour and academic perfomance in secondary schools of Chema Subcounty Kapchorwa District

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
The study was entitled Child Labor and Academic Performance in Secondary Schools of Chema Sub county Kapchorwa District. The purpose of this study was to find out the major causes of child labor in Kapchorwa District and how it can be reduced or even solved completely in secondary school children, to what extent child labor affected students’ academic performance. The research gave suggestions and recommendations on how the government and schools can fight against this challenge in the community such that they can improve student academic performance. It was guided by three objectives which were directed general objective as to find out the impact of child labor on student academic performance in Chema sub-county Kapchorwa district. The study was mainly descriptive therefore it used qualitative methods in ollection. It also used quantitative methods to calculate and present the figures so as to obtain related things. The study targeted the students who are have an increasing record of poor performance in class where they come from and what they do at home from the two selected secondary schools in Kapchorwa district. The study found out that most students fail because their parents hold them at home to help in their domestic and business work which leaves students with limited time to study leading to performance in class especially in the final exams (UNEB).
A research report submitted to the college of education open distance and e- learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Arts with education of Kampala International University
Child labour, Academic perfomance, Secondary schools