Low Completion Rates of Secondary Schools Students in Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION: ................................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL ........................................................................................................................ ii

DEDICATION .................................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................................. iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................... v

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................................... viii

CHAPTER ONE .................................................................................................................. I

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... I

1.1 Rationale of the study .................................................................................................... I

L3. Objectives of the study .................................................................................................. 2

. 1.2. Significance of the study ............................................................................................ 2

1.6. Theory .......................................................................................................................... 3

Definition of terms .............................................................................................................. 4

Students: The children studying in secondary school CHAPTER TWO ...................... 4

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

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

2.1. Functions of education ................................................................................................. 5

2.2. Factors leading to low completion secondary students ................................................ 5

2.2.1. Poor performance in class ......................................................................................... 6

2.2.2. Early marriages and early pregnancies ...................................................................... 8

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2.2.3. Attitudes .................................................................................................................... 9

2.2.4. The atmosphere ....................................................................................................... 11

22.5. Social class, family background values and achievements ...................................... 12

2.3. Stay in school Dropout prevention ............................................................................. 13

CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................................................... 14

METHODOLOGY ............................................................................................................ 14

31 Research Design ........................................................................................................... 14

3.2 Environment ................................................................................................................ 14

3.3 Respondents/ subjects/ participants ........................................................................... 14

34 Instruments of the study ............................................................................................... 15

3.5 Data collection procedures .......................................................................................... 15

3.6 Statistical treatment of data ......................................................................................... 16

CHAPTER FOUR ............................................................................................................. 17

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION ............................... 17

4.1 Reasons for low completion rates ............................................................................... 19

4.1.1 Poverty ...................................................................................................................... 19

4.1.3 Early marriages and early pregnancies ..................................................................... 26

4L4 Teacher's attitudes ..................................................................................................... 28

4 .1.5 Student's attitudes .................................................................................................... 31

41.6 Parent's attitudes ....................................................................................................... 32

4.17 The atmosphere ......................................................................................................... 33

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4.1.8 Social class and family background ......................................................................... 33

4.2 Effects of school drop outs on the community ............................................................ 34

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................... 35

SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION ....................................... 35

5.1 Summary ..................................................................................................................... 35

5.2 Recommendations ....................................................................................................... 36

5,3 Conclusion ................................................................................................................... 37

REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 38

APPENDIX B .................................................................................................................... 39

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE STUDENTS .................................................................... 39  

ABSTRACT This study aimed at investigating the low completion rates of secondary schools in Central division, Garissa district, Kenya. In the review of related literature, all secondary sources viewed relevant to the study was revisited and gave the researcher a clear picture of what the entire study was about. A descriptive design was adopted for this particular study and questionnaires served the main tools for data collection. The number of students who start secondary school is high but those who complete are few. Poverty was named as the major cause of low completion of secondmy schools where parents do not have enough money to pay for their children. This study provides a deeper analysis of the reason why there were low Completion rates in Central division Garissa district in Kenya. It was conducted to increase understanding of all stakeholders. particularly policy makers charged with the responsibility of providing education for all children. A number of recommendations were made that could increase accessibility of students in secondary school.

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NOOR, A (2022). Low Completion Rates of Secondary Schools Students in Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/low-completion-rates-of-secondary-schools-students-in-central-division-garissa-district-kenya

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NOOR, AHMED "Low Completion Rates of Secondary Schools Students in Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/low-completion-rates-of-secondary-schools-students-in-central-division-garissa-district-kenya. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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NOOR, AHMED . "Low Completion Rates of Secondary Schools Students in Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/low-completion-rates-of-secondary-schools-students-in-central-division-garissa-district-kenya >.

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NOOR, AHMED . "Low Completion Rates of Secondary Schools Students in Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya." Afribary (2022). Accessed November 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/low-completion-rates-of-secondary-schools-students-in-central-division-garissa-district-kenya