Examinining the Contribution of Ward Secondary Schools into Form Four Leavers’ Socio-Economic Development in Kilindi District

Abayo, Geofrey Gershom (2017) Examinining the Contribution of Ward Secondary Schools into Form Four Leavers’ Socio-Economic Development in Kilindi District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined the contribution of Ward secondary schools into form four leavers’ socio economic development in Kilindi District. The study specifically explored the academic performance trend of Ward secondary schools in Kilindi district in 2012 to 2015; assessed the socio-economic status of students who completed form four from Ward Secondary Schools in Kilindi District, The sample comprised of 155 participants, involving: Students, Form Four Leavers, Parents, Heads of Schools, Village and Ward Executive Officers and District Secondary Education Officer. The data were collected through questionnaires, focus group discussion and interviews. The findings revealed that students who went beyond form four education were few, and most of form four leavers are unemployed. They live with their parents, and are engaged in petty businesses such as ‘bodaboda’, ‘mama ntilie’, ‘machinga’ and subsistence farming among other things. Moreover, it seemed that there was no difference between those who passed and those who did not pass through secondary education in terms of socio-economic conditions when both groups are in their normal lives in communities. To a lesser extent those who didn’t go to secondary school might be better off socially and economically. It was concluded that ward secondary schools have little positive contribution to socio-economic development of secondary school leavers. It is recommended that science subjects should be made compulsory to ordinary level students instead of being optional subjects in ordinary level. Moreover, entrepreneurial education should be introduced in basic education in order to impart socio-economic skills and knowledge for secondary school leavers to improve their socio-economic wellbeing and their communities in general.

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: 08 Oct 2018 07:07
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 07:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2149

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