“Factors contributing to girls student dropout in Tanzanian secondary schools in Tanzania: A Case of Sengerema Township

Njau, Lucresia Dismas (2019) “Factors contributing to girls student dropout in Tanzanian secondary schools in Tanzania: A Case of Sengerema Township. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study examines factors contributing to dropout of secondary school girls’ students in Sengerema Township. The study was mainly quantitative and partly qualitative. The specific objective of the study was include Identify the factors leading to student’s dropout in Sengerema township secondary schools, To assess the trend of student dropout in Sengerema township secondary schools and To investigate the public opinions of the people of Sengerema Township on how to control the student drop out in Sengerema township secondary schools Descriptive research design was adopted as a study design. A total number of 100 respondents were sampled using purposive sampling technique. Further, questionnaires, interviews, and documentary review were employed as data collection tools. The study revealed that, factors contributing to girls students dropout in Sengerema Township were poor primary school academic background of girls students in the township, long distance from school for day scholars, early unexpected pregnancy, disability, diseases, and unfriendly school and home environment, and lack of basic needs. Results also revealed that, the trend of girls’ student dropout was moderate or low. On the other hand, public opinions suggest that, abolishing of early marriages, change policy for re-joining, control sexual harassment, control absenteeism, and introduction of sex education may reduce the girls’ dropout in secondary school. In the quick intervention it was found that instruction that takes students into the broader community provides opportunities for all students especially experiential learners to connect to their studies in a deeper, more powerful way.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2021 12:59
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 12:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3072

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