This research deals with female genital mutilation and its relationship on the girl child education
in Suam sub-county, Bukwo District. Mutilation is done as a way of maintaining culture in some
societies, crossing over to a different age/set group and woman hood too. Some countries like
Somalia and Sudan do it for public recognition. However, female genital mutilation/cutting
(FGM!C) has been outlawed in many countries Uganda inclusive because of its associated evils
towards girl children and women’s education in school.
The purpose and objective of the research is to determine whether there is a relationship between
female genital mutilation and education of girls. FGMIC is practiced for medical or non-medical
reasons. Some countries like Egypt would legalize it to the extent of doing it in a barber’s saloon
not until one young girl died as a result. This then caused absolute abolition of FGMJC in Egypt.
On average, 36% of girls aged 15-19 have been cut compared to an estimate of 53% of women
who are aged 45-49. The types of mutilations have different percentages altogether the highest
being excision with 78%, clitoridectomy 10%, infibulations 10% and other unclassified ones
account for less than 2%.
FGM/C is measured in terms of the number of those who have undergone the practice, those who
are yet to undergo (those at risk) and those who do not want to undergo the practice whereas Girl
and women education is measured in terms of the level of education before and after one
undergoes the practice. A design used is the descriptive research design was used to collect data
on the relationship between FGM and the girl child education, reasons why it is practiced and
effects of FGM on education of girls in school.
It could be inferred that female genital mutilation is strongly associated to the low levels of girls
and women’s education in the areas of study. In deduction from the selected areas of study in
that after the practice it was found out during the research that most female girls drop out of
school due to the effect of low self-esteem, shame inadequate finances due to over spending
during the FGM, forced marriages and advanced effects of mutilation like over bleeding can
sometimes claim the life of the victim and thus need to put forth measures to stop the act like
NGOs sensitization programs, passing anti FGM laws by the government, arresting those who
promote the act among others so as to safeguard the life of the female girls in the region and globally as far as the Education of the girl child is concerned.
DANIEL, M (2021). Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda
DANIEL, MUSOBO "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.
DANIEL, MUSOBO . "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda >.
DANIEL, MUSOBO . "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda