An Investigation Of The Impact Of Child Labor On Academic Performance Of Pupils In Selected Schools In Nadunget Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub Region, North East Uganda

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TABLE CONTENT

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE CONTENT v

ABSTRACT viii

CHAPTER ONE 1

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.2 Problem Statement 7

1.3 Purpose of the Study 8

1.4 Objectives of the Study 8

1.4. 1 General Objectives 8

1.4.2 Specific Objectives 8

1.5 Research Questions 9

1.6 Scope of the Study 9

1.6. 1 Geographical Scope 9

1.6.2 Content Scope 9

1.6.3 Time Scope 10

1.7 Significance of the Study 10

1.8 Conceptual Frame Work 11

1.9 Definitions of Key Variables 12

CHAPTER TWO 13

LITERATURE REVIEW 13

2.0 Introduction 13

2.1. A Child and Child Labour 13

2.2 Causes of Child Labour 15

2.3 The Impact of Child Labour and Pupil Performance 20

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2.4 Effects/Consequences of Child Labour on Children 23

2.5 Roles/Measures and Interventions by Various Stakeholders 25

2.7 Research gap 30

CHAPTER THREE 31

METHODOLOGY 31

3.0 Introduction 31

3.1 Research design 31

3.2StudyArea 31

3.4 Sample selection and sample size 32

3.5. Sampling Techniques 32

3.7.1 Questionnaire 33

3.7.2 Interviews schedule 34

3.7.3 Document Review 34

3.8 Data Analysis 34

3.8.1 Editing and spot checking 34

3.8.2 Coding 35

3.8.3 Frequency tabulation 35

3.9 Ethical Considerations 35

3.10 Limitations of the study 36

CHAPTER FOUR 37

4.2. The Demographic Composition of Research Respondents 37

4.3. The Causes of Child Labour in Nadunget sub county 43

4.4. The Impact of Child Labour on Child’s Academic Performance 44

CHAPTER FIVE 47

SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 47

5.0. Introduction 47

5.2. Conclusion 48

5.3. Areas for Further Research 48

REFERENCES 50

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QUESTIONAIRE TO THE RESPONDENTS .53

APPENDICES 64

APPENDIX A: BUDGET ESTIMATE 64

APPENDIX B: WORK PLAN 65

ABSTRACT This study assessed the impact of Child labor on academic performance of

pupils in selected primary schools in Mpigi town council in Mpigi district. Four

specific objectives, four research questions were formulated with four null

hypotheses associated. Survey research design~ was adopted. The population

for the study was 37,700 drawn from the three educational zone of Niger

States.

Asample of 600 respondents from classes 4, 5, and 6 were randomly selected

for the study. The instruments used for data collection were a self design

questionnaire, school attendance register and report cards. Frequency

distribution and percentages were used to analyze the data obtained from the

respondents. All the four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of

significance and all were rejected. The findings revealed that children exposed

to labor activities had very poor school attendance, were mostly females. The

findings, also showed child labor affect pupil’s academic performance as was

revealed on the poor academic achievements by pupils exposed to labor were

mostly females, compared to their male counterparts.

The study recommended among others that children exposed to labor should

be given equal right to attend school regardless of any engagement in labor

activity. It also recommended that government/parents should develop strategies to reduce or eradicate child labor activities.

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Research, S. (2022). An Investigation Of The Impact Of Child Labor On Academic Performance Of Pupils In Selected Schools In Nadunget Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub Region, North East Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-child-labor-on-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-schools-in-nadunget-sub-county-moroto-district-karamoja-sub-region-north-east-uganda-2

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Research, SSA "An Investigation Of The Impact Of Child Labor On Academic Performance Of Pupils In Selected Schools In Nadunget Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub Region, North East Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-child-labor-on-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-schools-in-nadunget-sub-county-moroto-district-karamoja-sub-region-north-east-uganda-2. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "An Investigation Of The Impact Of Child Labor On Academic Performance Of Pupils In Selected Schools In Nadunget Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub Region, North East Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-child-labor-on-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-schools-in-nadunget-sub-county-moroto-district-karamoja-sub-region-north-east-uganda-2 >.

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Research, SSA . "An Investigation Of The Impact Of Child Labor On Academic Performance Of Pupils In Selected Schools In Nadunget Sub-County, Moroto District, Karamoja Sub Region, North East Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-child-labor-on-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-schools-in-nadunget-sub-county-moroto-district-karamoja-sub-region-north-east-uganda-2