Assessing the Impact of Introduction of Free Education to Student Enrollment at Secondary School in Ubungo District

Tweve, Trust F. (2019) Assessing the Impact of Introduction of Free Education to Student Enrollment at Secondary School in Ubungo District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was conducted to assess the impact of introduction of free education to student enrollment at secondary school in Ubungo district. The study sought to meet the research objective; to find out the student enrollment trend before and after introduction of free education at secondary level, to analyses the people perception towards free education, to assess the factors that are influencing student enrolment, to measure student enrolment through assessing the ratio between student and school learning facilities. The study employed quantitative and qualitative research design. The sample had a total of 100 respondents in which 82 were student and 12 were teachers while 6 were headmasters The Research used primary and secondary data to collect information. The data obtained were analyzed by using statistical package for social science and excel. Quantitative data was summarized into frequencies, percentages figures and tables. The finding shows there were increasing in decreasing rate of student enrolment in recently year. Also the findings acknowledge the introduction of free education. The researcher makes the following recommendation to the Tanzanian government on implementation of free education program. The Government should make sure provide enough budgets on time. Government should provide to secondary school enough learning facilities. Finale the survey had discovered that. Not only free education has impact on increase of student enrollment but also there are other factors which catalyst the increase of student enrollment at secondary school, this are household income, schooling costs, presence or absence of schools, people awareness on school matter, transportation, education quality and relevance, parental education, having a learning or physical disability, cultural values and norms, and the opportunity costs of attending school.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 10:07
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 10:07

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