Effects Of Child Labour On Academic Performance In Selected Primary Schools Of Makindye Division Kamp Ala District

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to establish and document the effects of child labor

on academic performance by taking the case of selected primary schools of

Makindye division Kampala district. Children below the age of 18 being

economically. Socially active in activities that are done by adults exemplified

the child labor. The study particularly sought to establish the effects of such

child labor on the academic performance of pupils in schools that was known.

The research was conducted by cross-sectional survey, data being collected

during ye month of September and October 2008, using questionnaire and

interview responses from 10 head teachers 30 pupils and 30 parents randomly

and purposely selected from the accessible population. The data was

computed percentages and frequencies mechanically, the presented in table

quantitatively from where they were discussed using description techniques.

The study established that child labor is brought about by poverty, negligence

of parents over their children's lives, ignorance in society about its dangers

among other factors. It negatively affects the academic performance of a

child in class and ends up in dropping out of school in many cases. The

government since 1995, set laws against child labor and has put in place the

Universal primary and secondary education for all children. Suggestions like

sensitization of the masses and strengthening the law enforcement were to

minimize child labor in homes.

The study concludes that child labor negatively affect the academic

performance of a child in school by totally distorting it. It recommends that

strengthening of the law enforcement in society and mass sensitization plus

setting in place a program on anti-child labor by the government can be a remedy among other ways.

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APA

MARGARET, N (2021). Effects Of Child Labour On Academic Performance In Selected Primary Schools Of Makindye Division Kamp Ala District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-child-labour-on-academic-performance-in-selected-primary-schools-of-makindye-division-kamp-ala-district

MLA 8th

MARGARET, NAKIBUUKA "Effects Of Child Labour On Academic Performance In Selected Primary Schools Of Makindye Division Kamp Ala District" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-child-labour-on-academic-performance-in-selected-primary-schools-of-makindye-division-kamp-ala-district. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

MARGARET, NAKIBUUKA . "Effects Of Child Labour On Academic Performance In Selected Primary Schools Of Makindye Division Kamp Ala District". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 15 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-child-labour-on-academic-performance-in-selected-primary-schools-of-makindye-division-kamp-ala-district >.

Chicago

MARGARET, NAKIBUUKA . "Effects Of Child Labour On Academic Performance In Selected Primary Schools Of Makindye Division Kamp Ala District" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-child-labour-on-academic-performance-in-selected-primary-schools-of-makindye-division-kamp-ala-district