Causes and effects of girl child school dropout in the community of Biiso Sub-County, Buliisa District

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Kampala International University ,College of Education
The study on the causes and effects of girl-child school dropouts was carried out in Biiso sub-county Buliisa District. The purpose of the study was to investigate the causes and effects of girl-child school dropout in schools. The research was guided by the objectives of the study which included; finding out the causes of girl-child school dropouts in Biiso sub-county Buliisa District, finding out the effects of girls school dropouts in the community of Biiso sub-county. The sample size of 60 respondents was got from the population of teachers, students, political leaders and local community members. The researcher used interviews, questionnaires to collect the data. The findings revealed that; poverty, corporal punishments, chronic sickness, long distance of schools, and lengthy learning hours were the major causes of school dropouts in Biiso sub-county. High crime rates high illiteracy levels early marriages and early pregnancies were the major effects of girl-child school dropout in Biiso subcounty, and building of more schools, free education, compulsory education, provision of lunch in schools, reduction of learning hours were the solutions to girl-child school dropouts in the community of Biiso sub-county. The researcher later recommended that; there is need for parental responsibility, community involvement in education, and stopping of corporal punishments were some of the recommendations made by the researcher after presenting and interpreting the data.
A research report submitted to the college of education, open, distance and e-Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a bachelor of education (arts) of Kampala International University
Girl Child, School Dropout