Examination of the nature of schools and school dropouts among street children in Kampala City.

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Kampala International University.College of Education
The study found out that: 1. Most street children had dropped out of rural, mixed, day; government aided Primary schools largely located in Central Region. 2. Most of the schools identified were characterized by overwhelming Inadequacies in school in:frastrueturc, scholastic materials and requirements. 3. Circumstances and conditions conducive to the process of dropping of School operated mainly in the home rather than in the school. The School, however, played some role. 4. Various subgroups were evidently observed among street children. The research concluded that: 1) Most street children had mainly dropped out from rural primary schools in Central region. 2) . The schools identified were the type that could not attract or retain children. 3) The process of dropping out of school usually started at home" but was enhanced by impoverished schools. 4) Street children were stratified along age, sex, education, ethnicity Parentage status and so on. I. The study recommended that Government programmes and effort to fight "strectism" should be directed to primary schools 'where the dropout rate is high. 2. Government must address disparities between particularly, in core districts. 3. Government should devise ways and means of rescuing and per urban home otherwise equitable benefits from UPE will remain but a dream to many children. 4. As are the programmes about the education of the girl child, government Should introduce special incentives to attract and retain all children at school. These could include milk, free uniform and so on. Finally the study made several suggestions for :further research.
Research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Diploma Primary in Education of Kampala International University
Examination, Nature, Schools, Dropouts, Street children