School Dropout In Two Secondary Schools In Zvimba District Area

ABSTRACT

The study was aimed at finding the factors leading to secondary school dropout and the strategies

that can be used to reduce or eliminate school dropout. The descriptive survey research design

was used. Purposive sampling was used to select 30 participants who participated in the study.

These included 20 learners, 8 teachers and 2 school heads who all responded to the survey

questionnaires. Questionnaires were used in data collection. The research findings showed that

there are many aspects in life that contribute towards secondary school dropouts, particularly in

rural areas. The major ones being poverty, financial constraints, long distance to and from

school, low level of education for parents and personal behaviors amongst the learners. Also,

strategies that can assist in reducing high secondary school dropout rate include financial

assistance, poverty relief actions or plans, constructing more schools mostly in rural areas and

introducing Guiding and Counselling or Peer education. The researcher concluded that secondary

school dropout is a result of a number of factors and to reduce or eliminate the dropout rate,

financial assistance should be given and both parents and learners should be educated on the

importance of education. The researcher recommended that, parents or guardians should at all

cost participate in the school activities of their children and both the school and the government

should work towards improving learning and prevent school dropout.

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APA

MASEVE, P (2021). School Dropout In Two Secondary Schools In Zvimba District Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/school-dropout-in-two-secondary-schools-in-zvimba-district-area

MLA 8th

MASEVE, PRIMROSE "School Dropout In Two Secondary Schools In Zvimba District Area" Afribary. Afribary, 09 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/school-dropout-in-two-secondary-schools-in-zvimba-district-area. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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MASEVE, PRIMROSE . "School Dropout In Two Secondary Schools In Zvimba District Area". Afribary, Afribary, 09 May. 2021. Web. 25 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/school-dropout-in-two-secondary-schools-in-zvimba-district-area >.

Chicago

MASEVE, PRIMROSE . "School Dropout In Two Secondary Schools In Zvimba District Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/school-dropout-in-two-secondary-schools-in-zvimba-district-area