Factors Associated with dropout among Secondary School Students in Tunduma Town, Momba District, Tanzania

Msokwa, Nuligwe Elisa (2015) Factors Associated with dropout among Secondary School Students in Tunduma Town, Momba District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the factors that are associated with school dropout among secondary school students in Tunduma town of Mbozi district in Tanzania. Specific research questions of the study were: What have been the effects of education level of parents on secondary school students dropout in Tunduma area of Mbozi for the 2007-2013 period? What has been the impact of family income level on secondary school students dropout in Tunduma area of Mbozi District for the 2007-2013 period? How does the nature of secondary schools students’ residence affect students dropout at Tunduma for the 2007-2013 periods? Between the rates of dropout among boys and girls, which one is higher than the other? The study used both primary and secondary data, and a case study research design. The study found that dropout is associated with a combination of the following factors: low level of education of parents, long distance from schools, and the nature of students’ residence. Sometimes students’ residence does not support education. Additionally, early engagement in sexual affairs among students has been observed to be related to dropout. It is recommended that village leaders in collaboration with schools administrations and regional and District education officers should collaborate to carry on district wide campaign to educate parents on high social economic negative effects of school dropout of their children. Parents should serve money and buy bicycles for their children to reduce the long distance they are traveling to and from the school. There should be an intimate relationship between school and community. Health officials, parents, school administrations and officials from District and Region education offices should collaborate to spread basic reproductive health education among.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:30
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1323

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