An Assessment of Mechanisms Used to Address School Dropout Among Students in Community Secondary Schools in Makambako Town

Kyando, Meklaud Isack (2017) An Assessment of Mechanisms Used to Address School Dropout Among Students in Community Secondary Schools in Makambako Town. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed mechanisms that are used to address school dropout among students in community secondary schools in Makambako town, Tanzania. The objectives of the study were to: identify mechanisms used to address school dropout, examine the extent to which mechanisms used to address school dropout are implemented and investigate challenges in implementing mechanisms used to address school dropout among students in community secondary schools in Makambako town. The study used a case study design that gave a sample with respondents from each class. The sample contained 313 continuing students and 10 school staff members that were purposively selected. In this study socio-economic support, hostels, counselling, sports and games, music, clubs and hobbies were identified and assessed as mechanisms used to address school dropout among students in community secondary schools in the study area. The analysis showed that most of mechanisms are not effectively implemented as a result only few students have access to the mechanisms. The challenges found include: distance to school, illiteracy among parents, limited infrastructure, and low economic status among parents, female student pregnancies and early marriages. The stakeholders are advised to join efforts to improve the implementation of mechanisms so as to address the problem and thus improve the completion rates.

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: 05 Oct 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 14:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2086

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