Causes of School Drop Outs Among the Students In Secondary Schools A Case Study of Bukoba District, Kagera Region-Tanzania

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Approval. ............................................................................................ .i

Declaration ........................................................................................ .ii

Dedications ...................................................................................... .iii

Acknowledgements ............................................................................ .iv

Table of Content .................................................................................. v

Acronyms .......................................................................................... vii

Definitions of terms ........................................................................... viii

List of tables ...................................................................................... ix

Abstract ............................................................................................. xi

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background ................................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ................................................................ 2

1.3 Purpose of the study ....................................................................... 2

1.4 Objectives of the study ................................................................... 2

1.4. l General objectives ...................................................................... 2

1.4.2 Specific objectives ...................................................................... 2

1.5 Research questions ........................................................................ 3

1.6 Scope of the study ......................................................................... 3

1.4. l Contextual scope ........................................................................ 3

1.6.2 Geographical scope ..................................................................... 3

1.6.3 Time scope ................................................................................. 3

1. 7 Significance of the study ................................................................ 4

CHAPTER TWO .................................................................................. 5

LITERATURE REVIEW ...................................................................... 5

2.0 Introduction .................................................................................. 5

2.1 Comparison of secondary school drop out among few countries ....... 5

2.2 Parents Participation on pupils drop out in secondary schools ......... 6

2.3 Indiscipline cases and students drop out in secondary schools ......... 8

V

CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................... 11

METHODOLOGY .............................................................................. 11

3.0 Introduction ................................................................................ 11

3.1 Research Design .......................................................................... 11

3.2 Area of the study ......................................................................... 11

3.3 Target population ........................................................................ 11

3.4 Population Sample ....................................................................... 12

3.5 Research Instruments .................................................................. 12

3.6 Ethical Procedures ....................................................................... 13

3. 7 Data Processing and Analysis ....................................................... 13

3.7.lEditing ...................................................................................... 13

3.7.2 Coding ..................................................................................... 13

3.7.3 Tabulation ................................................................................ 13

3.8 Limitations of the study ............................................................... 13

CHAPTER FOUR .............................................................................. 16

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS ...... 16

4.0 Introduction ................................................................................ 16

4.2 Causes of school drop out in Bukoba district ................................. 19

4.3 The effects of school drop out in Bukoba district ........................... 22

4.4 Solutions to students' school drop out in Bukoba district .............. 25

CHAPTER FIVE ................................................................................ 28

SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATION, AND

CONCLUSIONS ................................................................................. 28

5.0 Introduction ................................................................................ 28

5.1 Summary of the study .................................................................. 28

5.2 Conclusions ................................................................................ 29

5.3 Recommendations ....................................................................... 30

5 .4 Areas for further research ............................................................ 32

VI

REFERENCES .................................................................................... 33

APPENDICES .................................................................................. 35

Appendix I Questionnaire to teachers ................................................ 35

Appendix II Questionnaire to students ................................................ 38

Appendix III Budget .......................................................................... .41

Appendix IV Research letter. ............................................................. .42

ABSTRACT

The major objective was to examine the causes of pupils' school drop outs in Bukoba district. The study was conducted in Bukoba district, Kagera region; students, community members, teaching staff, and political leaders from the two parishes of were involved in the study. A total of60 (sixty) participants, 10 students, 10 political leaders, 10 teachers, and 30 community leaders were involved in the study. The study used both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The causes of pupils school drop outs in secondary schools in Bukoba district included; poverty with 35%, corporal punishments with 20%, chronic sickness with 21.6%, long distance of schools with 13.3%, and lengthy learning hours with 10% The effects of pupils' school drop outs in secondary schools in Bukoba district included; high crime rates with 31.6%, high illiteracy levels with 23.3%, early marriages with 21.6%, early pregnancies with 21.6%. The solutions to the problems of students' school drop outs in Bukoba district included; build more schools with 21.6%, free education with 28.33, compulsory education with 18.3%, provision of lunch in schools with 20%, reduction of learning hours with 11.6%. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.

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RWEHUMBIZA, C (2022). Causes of School Drop Outs Among the Students In Secondary Schools A Case Study of Bukoba District, Kagera Region-Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-school-drop-outs-among-the-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-bukoba-district-kagera-region-tanzania

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RWEHUMBIZA, CONSTANTINE "Causes of School Drop Outs Among the Students In Secondary Schools A Case Study of Bukoba District, Kagera Region-Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-school-drop-outs-among-the-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-bukoba-district-kagera-region-tanzania. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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RWEHUMBIZA, CONSTANTINE . "Causes of School Drop Outs Among the Students In Secondary Schools A Case Study of Bukoba District, Kagera Region-Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022. Web. 16 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-school-drop-outs-among-the-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-bukoba-district-kagera-region-tanzania >.

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RWEHUMBIZA, CONSTANTINE . "Causes of School Drop Outs Among the Students In Secondary Schools A Case Study of Bukoba District, Kagera Region-Tanzania" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-school-drop-outs-among-the-students-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-bukoba-district-kagera-region-tanzania