Study on the causes of dropout among the primary school pupils: A case of Temeke District

Segumba, Salehe Iddi (2015) Study on the causes of dropout among the primary school pupils: A case of Temeke District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the factors that contribute to drop out problem among the primary school pupils in Temeke district and find the solution on how to mange it. The study was guided by the following objectives; to establish school factors which contribute to pupils dropping out of school, to assess the influence of parent‟s education level on pupils dropout and to investigate which group between boy and girl pupils are more dropout than the other .The sample consisted of six primary school, 30 teachers, 36 dropout pupils and 1DEO whom were interviewed, 30 continuing pupils and 6 head teachers were supplied with questionnaires. Also six dropout pupils and six teachers were involved in focus group discussion .The study adopted simple random Sampling and purposive sampling techniques to sample its respondents. The study employed both quantitatively and qualitatively approaches. The study consists of five chapters. Chapter one provides the introduction of the research problem, the conceptual frame work, objective of the study, research questions and the significance of the study. Chapter two provides literature review. Chapter three gives research methodology and chapter four offers the research finding. Chapter five provide the conclusion and recommendations. The research findings concluded that school factors that causes dropout among pupils included fear of teachers, excessive corporal punishment, overcrowded classrooms, ineffective teaching, persistence poor performance, long distance from school, lack of food provision in school and poor administration. Also the research findings indicated that children from uneducated parents are more likely to dropout from schools than children from educated parents. Furthermore the finding pointed out that girl pupils dropped out more than boy pupils. Not only that but also the study suggests measures to combat dropout in the district where the research was under taken. In conclusion, despite the government efforts through PEDP to improve the quality of education with emphasis to equal access for boys and girls, still the dropout is an alarming issue where by the girl pupils dropped out more than boy pupils. The parents should be sensitized on the importance of education so as to understand their role and involvement in their children education affecting their children education.

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 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1464

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