Assessment of the Effect of Transport on School Girls Academic Performance in the City of Dar es Salaam: A Case of Ilala Municipal

Chilewa, Asheri (2019) Assessment of the Effect of Transport on School Girls Academic Performance in the City of Dar es Salaam: A Case of Ilala Municipal. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the impacts of transport on school girls’ academic performance in Ilala Municipal. This study adopted case study research design where probability and non-probability sampling method were used to get the sample. Data was collected using structured questionnaires, interviews and observations. Data obtained were summarized or processed using Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Software. The study was guided by three specific objectives: (i) to identify the effects of public transport to school girls. The study revealed that, transport problem not only leads to early pregnancies, but leads to poor performance of girls in school. (ii) to examine peoples’ perceptions towards public transport on school girls. It was found that, the society is not happy with the type and way of transport available for students in the city and they suggest the government in collaboration with other education stakeholders to build hostels and/or boarding schools to accommodate school girls. They also suggest to the local government to design and arrange special transport (school shuttles) that may reduce the problem of transport and definitely would increase attendance as well as improve performance of girls in schools. The third objective of the study was to examine the measures to address the problem of public transport for school girls. The findings revealed some important measures that have taken to address the problem. Among them is establishment of laws, which guide the customer and bus operators and when the law is broken always there is heavy punishment to the law breaker. The study reveals a serious public transport in Ilala and it seriously affects school girls. Apart from establishment of Rapid transport system in the city as an effort to curb the problem still the buses are not reliable. Therefore, it is a very high time for the government to design and build more community and/ or boarding schools so that school girls have short distance to travel to and from school.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 10:41
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 10:41

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