A descriptive study was carried out in Mathare Slums in Nairobi Province, Kenya
between the month of April 2008 and May 2008. It involved the analyses of the impact of
rape among the youths on performance in secondary school.
A total of 196 respondents participated in the study. The general objective of the study
was to analyze the effect of rape on academic performance in secondary schools. Specific
objectives were three namely: to identify the nature and forms of rape, to identify the
nature of problem faced by rape victims and lastly assess the impact of rape on
performance in secondary schools.
Both primary and secondary data collection methods were used. All the respondents were
between the Age of 15-30 and they included students, teaching staff and subordinate
staffs of different secondary schools, 90% of the respondents were female while 10%
were males where all religions were represented. 99% of it he respondents were aware of
rape in that they were in a position to identify causes of rape, problems faced by the rape
victims including diseases they are prone to.
This project has discussed the findings of the study and has identified other cause of poor
performance rather than rape. The study has also come up with conclusion the researcher
that at least I in 4 secondary school students have experienced rape or attempted rape and
1 to 7 students have been coerced into sex . The most common perpetrators of rape are
schoolmates, boyfriends, relatives and teachers.97% of the rape victims knew their
assailants prior to the assault in that majority of the perpetrators are known to the victim.
Lastly the researcher recommended that teachers and parents should ensure that rape
victims have been given appropriate counseling in order to accept their situation and live
thus perform like other student. The youth should avoid being in places where calls for
help will not be heard shouid unwanted sexual abuse occur.
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