The major pwpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting enrolment of learners in
primary schools Kanja zone Embu district, Kenya. The research objectives were; to investigate
the relationship between poverty, child labour, gander imbalance, and parent's level of
education, position of a child in a family, cultural and religious beliefs, distance from home to
school and educational policies and enrolment of pupils in prima,y schools in Kanja zone Embu
district .. The study revealed that many parents are not enrolling their children in primary school
due to poverty. Even though there is fi·ee prima1y education, there are other requirements that
parents must provide their children to go to school. The study revealed that many children do not
go to school because they have to provide labour at home. The study revealed that gender
imbalance is one of the most factors affecting enrolment of pupils especially the girls. In some
societies, is believed that girls are not entitled to education instead they have to get married or
do the work at home.
It was established that children of illiterate parents are likely not to attain education. Educated
parents like very much to educate their children because they know the advantage of it.
The study established that first born in the family are more likely to attain education than their
young siblings. In this case the more the members in the family, the more the spending and
increase in demands. The study revealed that in many African societies, cultural and religious
beliefs affect the education of learners especially the girls. Such cultural beliefs may include
female circumcisions, early marriage among others
The study revealed that some parents do not take their children to school because of the distance
between home and school. There are some children who can not work such long distances and
their parents are poor to afford transport and can not let their children walk especially the girls.
The study revealed that there are some educational policies that affect the enrolment of pupils.
Such policies may include incrementation in the fees, increase in the school requirements among
others. Poor parents who can not afford to pay fees for their children should take them to free
primary education since is not expensive as these private schools. There are some parents who
are poor and want to enroll their children in private school yet they do not have the money so
instead of letting them stay at home, they should take them to FPE
Girls should have the same rights to education like the boy. There fore the should be encouraged to provide education to all the children despite of the gender
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