School Environment and Dropout Rate of Students in Secondary Schools in Transmara District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, school of science with education
The study set out to investigate the effect of school environment on dropout rate of students in selected secondary schools of Transmara District, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the level of class size and levels of student drop out and finally the relationship between school environment and academic dropout of students in Transmara District. The study used a descriptive correlative survey research design. The methods of data collection was questionnaires. The findings revealed that school envirDnment affects the dropout of students. Class size also has a significant effect on dropout of students.. The study recommended that School facilities should be provided in schools so that children understand what they are taught. More teachers should be trained to cater for the growing number of students due to free secondary education scheme. The school environment should be made conducive for the students for example a~ clean environment should be emphasized and security provided. Parents should be sensitized on the importance of participating in their children’s education and school activities
A Thesis Presented to the faculty of Education Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of science with Education
School Environment and Dropout Rate of Students, Transmara District, Kenya