Access Retention and Performance among Maasai primary School Boys and Girls in Monduli District

Lowassa, Jonais N. (2015) Access Retention and Performance among Maasai primary School Boys and Girls in Monduli District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study on “Access Retention and Performance among Maasai primary school boys and girls:” This study was conducted in Monduli, in three ecological areas. The objective of the study was to analyse the patterns and causes of access, retention and performances among primary schools boys and girls. The specific objectives of the study were, to examine the boys and girls primary school education access compared to boys, taking in to account age at which they were enrolled, to analyse the differential drop-out rate, in primary schools and to assess the performance of boys against that of girls in primary schools examination. Analysed the cultural factors accounting for differences in access between boys and girls. The research methods used were, sampling procedures, and sample size. Also the tools such as checklist for data collection in sample schools and questionnaire for students. Primary and secondary data were also collected as well as focus group discussion. Primary data collected through, observation, focus group discussion and checklist instrument while secondary data were collected through journals, books and school reports. Data collected were coded and analysed using SPSS program. The results of the study shows that more girls than boys in Monduli District dropout from school due to traditional culture, and norms that were maintained within the society. Religious groups has also helped both boys and girls to enroll in schools at the same number. It is recommended that the district management and politicians should develop ways of retaining both boys and girls in schools. However, for the society, the government should encourage natives to study in both formal and informal education in the evening programs or after working hours.

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 10:16
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1394

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