Causes of Girl Child Drop Outs from Primary Schools: A Case Study of Kibuli Police Children School, Makidye Division Kampala

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of arts with education
This research was carried out on the topic 'The causes of Girl child drop outs from primary schools' a case study of Kibuli police children's school. The purpose of the study was to find out the causes of drop outs for the girl child under the objectives which meant to detect performance, enrollment, establish factors for drop outs, determine the challenges and suggest ways to improve on performance and enrollment. Despite efforts by government, girl child are still behind as compared to the boy child both in performance and enrollment. It was due this that research questions were formulated to look at each the specific objectives and the literature was also reviewed basing on the objectives examining one by one. The design in this study was based on qualitative and quantitative with a sample of 30 respondents to which questionnaires were distributed. The data was analyzed using tables with frequency and percentages. The findings of the study were enrollment that had increased over time with performance still very low on the side of the girl child besides encouragement from parents, teacher and advocacy groups. Factors responsible for drop outs are sexual harassment, inadequate facilities poverty and cultural practices. Recommendations of the study are as follows, The ministry of education should increase supervision and adherence to education guidelines, aggressive sensitization programs, career guidance ,parents should be prosecuted for leaving the girl child at home, facilities be increased at schools and sanitary pads be distributed to girl at school for free through the senior woman teacher.
A Research Report Submitted To Institute Of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education (Arts) Kampala International University
Girl Child Drop Outs, Makidye Division Kampala