When the NARC government in Kenya assumed power at the beginning of 2003, after
handing KANU a resounding defeat, it did make its pre~election pledge of Free
Primary Education (FPE) a reality. This resulted in increased enrolment at basic
education level with the numbers rising from 5.9 million pupils to 7.2 million by end
Though the move was applauded by many, key issues that seemed to reverse these
gains is taking root in the zone, where children are abandoning school at worrying
rates. The dropout rate even among primary children is noticeable.
This study thus aimed at identif~iing the key factors that presents this worrying
scenario and proposes possible ways of addressing the same.
The study employed a descriptive survey method as a research design, using two sets
of questionnaires, for primary teachers and Head teachers. 8 schools within Chepkorio
zone — the study area — were sampled out of a total of 19 public schools. These
schools were situated in the zone and therefore capture the target problem.
The findings were analyzed manually and results presented using frequency and
percentage tables to enable users to easily understand.
Findings indicated that children dropout due to the endemic poverty witnessed in the
zone. Parents and guardians see education as a luxury hence relocate their children,
however young, to work in farms and contribute to family income.
According to the findings of the study, the researcher opted to make the following
recommendations: ECD education should be integrated into the FPE program to ease
the bother from parents and allow pupils’ education to proceed uninterruptedly.
Parents / guardians should be made aware about the significance of school. This should especially target parents who had not attended school.
KOSILBET, S (2021). Factors Affecting Girl-Child Education Among Primary Schools In Chepkorio Zone, Keiyo District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-girl-child-education-among-primary-schools-in-chepkorio-zone-keiyo-district
KOSILBET, SALLY "Factors Affecting Girl-Child Education Among Primary Schools In Chepkorio Zone, Keiyo District" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-girl-child-education-among-primary-schools-in-chepkorio-zone-keiyo-district. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
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KOSILBET, SALLY . "Factors Affecting Girl-Child Education Among Primary Schools In Chepkorio Zone, Keiyo District" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-girl-child-education-among-primary-schools-in-chepkorio-zone-keiyo-district