Identification of Academic Challenges Facing Most Vulnerable Children in Zanzibar: A case study of West District

Muhsin, Hassan Juma (2015) Identification of Academic Challenges Facing Most Vulnerable Children in Zanzibar: A case study of West District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The main goal of this study was to identify educational challenges facing Most Vulnerable Children in Zanzibar, The study was guided by four research objectives; To explore, analyze and understand challenges affecting Most Vulnerable Children which influence low educational performance, to identify factors that influence poor performance among Most Vulnerable Children in Primary schools, to gain a deeper and comprehensive understanding of factors that obstructs MVC to access quality Education and to discover the relationship exist between Child living in difficult circumstances and low academic achievement. Different sources of literature review such as books, journals and theories and empirical literature studies were used. The study was conducted in West District of Zanzibar City covering 5 schools. The study utilized purposeful sampling to select 80 participants. Data were collected using in-depth interviews, questionnaire, group discussion and document analysis. Owing to the participants’ vulnerability and the sensitive nature of this study, confidentiality was maintained at all levels. In relation to the objectives of this study, the research findings indicated that, Most Vulnerable Children face many challenges in their learning such as, stigma and discrimination, chronic illness, they can’t afford school fees, trauma, hunger and their teachers have inadequate knowledge and skills to teach them. The study however demonstrated that support was critical in enhancing learning and social integration of Most Vulnerable Children. Also the study findings indicated that collaborative efforts are necessary to improve the learning situation of Most Vulnerable Children, therefore community, government and schools should direct their efforts and practices towards improving the Most Vulnerable Children right to education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:38

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