An Investigation of Factors Leading to Dropout of Female Students in Government Schools in Kisarawe District in Coast region.

Mavura, Omari (2015) An Investigation of Factors Leading to Dropout of Female Students in Government Schools in Kisarawe District in Coast region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main focus of this study was to investigate factors that lead to dropout of female students in government schools in Kisarawe district. The study adopted a mixed method research design employing both qualitative and quantitative research designs. A sample of 158 respondents comprised of six primary schools and four secondary schools, parents, social welfare officers, ward education officers, district education officers, students, teachers and parents was randomly selected. Data were collected through questionnaires and in-depth interviews to key informants. The main findings of the study showed that people in Kisarawe believe that females students are not as important as males students. This results in poor females performance, forced marriage, early pregnant and lack of support in education opportunity to girls. The study suggests that there should be individual and group counseling in both primary and secondary schools as early prevention from cultural barrier. Also there should be an introduction of Social Welfare officers in schools who will identify adolescent girls who are not performing well so as to help them academically. In addition there should be an establishment of special preventive programmes and public awareness in rural schools which should be implemented by Social Welfare officers in their respective areas. Also study suggests that opportunities and resources should be given to all students by considering gender balance to solve the challenge of female drop out from schools and further research should be conducted to investigate more about the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1097

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