Perceived Effects Of Initiation Rites On Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievements In Nachingwea, Lindi Region

ABSTRACT

Initiation rite is considered an important aspect and widely practices for child’s cultural development in Lindi Region. This has received attention on its effects to pupils’ academic achievement. This study investigated the perceived effects of initiation rites on primary school pupils’ academic achievement in Nachingwea District, Lindi Region. The study deployed descriptive cross-sectional research design where qualitative approach was used, guided by rite of passage theory. It involved 34 informants, i.e. 10 teachers who were randomly selected; purposive sampling was used to obtain 18 parents, 5 head teachers and 1 District Primary Education Officer (DPEO). Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The data were analyzed thematically and presented through descriptions supported by direct quotes obtained from the respondents. The findings showed that the community in Nachingwea perceives initiation rites as a traditional school for training children on gender roles and community values. However, the study found that initiation rites hamper children’s education as they accelerate sexual events, early pregnancies, truancy, school dropout and ignorance. It was suggested that initiation rites should be conducted during school holidays; and educating parents on the importance of education. Therefore, the searcher recommends that parents should be educated about the importance of their children’s education. The school curriculum should also integrate the skills favoured in initiation rites.

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APA

Ntauka, D (2021). Perceived Effects Of Initiation Rites On Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievements In Nachingwea, Lindi Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perceived-effects-of-initiation-rites-on-primary-school-pupils-academic-achievements-in-nachingwea-lindi-region

MLA 8th

Ntauka, Danstan "Perceived Effects Of Initiation Rites On Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievements In Nachingwea, Lindi Region" Afribary. Afribary, 22 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/perceived-effects-of-initiation-rites-on-primary-school-pupils-academic-achievements-in-nachingwea-lindi-region. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Ntauka, Danstan . "Perceived Effects Of Initiation Rites On Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievements In Nachingwea, Lindi Region". Afribary, Afribary, 22 May. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/perceived-effects-of-initiation-rites-on-primary-school-pupils-academic-achievements-in-nachingwea-lindi-region >.

Chicago

Ntauka, Danstan . "Perceived Effects Of Initiation Rites On Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievements In Nachingwea, Lindi Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/perceived-effects-of-initiation-rites-on-primary-school-pupils-academic-achievements-in-nachingwea-lindi-region