Poverty and School Drop Out in Bukedea Sub-County Bukedea District, Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES viii

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ix

DEFINITION OF TERMS x

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.1. Introduction 1

1.2. Background of the study 1

1.3. Statement of the problem 4

1.4. Research purpose 5

1 .5, Research objectives 5

1 .6. Research questions/thesis 5

1.7. Significance of the study 5

1.8. Scope of the study 6

CHAPTER TWO 7

LITERATURE REVIEW 7

2.0. Introduction 7

2.1. Causes of poverty 7

2.2. Causes of school dropout 12

2.3. The impact of poverty on school drop out 14

2.4. Solutions to the problems 15

CHAPTER TI4REF 17

METHODOLOGY 17

3.0. Introduction 17

3.1. Research design 17

3.2. Population and sampling 17

3.3. Research area/environment 17

3.4. Research instruments 17

3.5. Data collection procedure 17

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3.6. Statistical treatment of data 18

3.7. Limitations of the study 18

3.8. Ethical issues 18

CHAPTER FOUR 19

DATA PRESENTATION INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS 19

4,0. Introduction 19

4.1. Background 19

4.2. Background information 19

4.2.1. Causes of school dropout in school 20

4.3 Impact of poverty to school drop out 26

4.4. Solutions to drop-out problems 30

CHAPTER FIVE 32

FiNDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION 32

5.0 Introduction 32

5.1. Findings. Causes of school dropouts) 32

5.2. The impact of poverty on school drop out 34

5.3. Solutions to the problems 35

5.4. Conclusion 36

5.5. Recommendations 37

BIBLIOGRAPHY 39

APPENDICES 40

APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRES FOR TEACHERS 40

APPENDIX B: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS 47

APPENDIX C: 1NTERVIEW GUIDE FOR PARENTS 52

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes of poverty and school drop out of students selected in schools in Bukedea Sub-county. Bukedea District, ~ Jganda. The specific objectives of the study were to find out the cause of school dropout, to find out the impact of poverty on school dropout and establish solutions to the school dropout problem in Bukedea Sub-county. Bukedea District, Uganda. The methods used for data collection was interviews for the parents and questionnaires for teachers and students involved in the study The findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions, while linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frecjuency and percentages. Basing on the findings. It was observed that poverty affected and caused school dropouts negatively. In chapter live development of solutions to the problems~ effects and causes of dropout. The findings suggested some recommendations on areas of providing free education for all students, bursaries and also dealing with parents who force their children in early marriage.

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APA

GRACE, A (2022). Poverty and School Drop Out in Bukedea Sub-County Bukedea District, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/poverty-and-school-drop-out-in-bukedea-sub-county-bukedea-district-uganda

MLA 8th

GRACE, AMUJAL "Poverty and School Drop Out in Bukedea Sub-County Bukedea District, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/poverty-and-school-drop-out-in-bukedea-sub-county-bukedea-district-uganda. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

GRACE, AMUJAL . "Poverty and School Drop Out in Bukedea Sub-County Bukedea District, Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/poverty-and-school-drop-out-in-bukedea-sub-county-bukedea-district-uganda >.

Chicago

GRACE, AMUJAL . "Poverty and School Drop Out in Bukedea Sub-County Bukedea District, Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/poverty-and-school-drop-out-in-bukedea-sub-county-bukedea-district-uganda