Early pregnancy and school dropout in secondary schools in Kiboga District

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Kampala international international : College of Education,Open and distance Learning
This study investigated the Early Pregnancy and School Dropout in Secondary Schools in Kiboga District. It was aimed at identifying the causes of teenage pregnancies among students and how they affected their academic performance in the two selected secondary schools as well as putting across amicable solutions for this challenge in Kiboga District. To achieve the objectives of the research, the researcher used a mixed method approach of qualitative and quantitative measures of data collection and conducted survey of students in two secondary schools who were randomly selected and questioners were also administered in this study. The study revealed that majority of the victims of early pregnancy have the same causes such as rapid transition, cultural practices and lack of sex education Nevertheless, there was high sexual immorality among school girls which increased the cases of early pregnancies in secondary schools. In addition, the study suggested that there be a close watch and supervision on school girls by their parents and teachers. Furthermore, recommended that sex education be extended to the girls in the adolescence stage to help them cope up with the pressures of body changes. Further recommendations are for research studies about the “impact of rapid transition on the academic performance”, “The relationship between morality and student academic performance” in secondary schools of Kiboga District which were found to be the main cause’s early pregnancies. Respondents shared ideas, discussed and shared exam examination questions among themselves on the effects of early pregnancies in this District.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science with Education of Kampala International University
Early pregnancy, School dropout, Secondary schools, Kiboga District