SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AND SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF RUHINDA SUBCOUNTY, MITOOMA DISTRICT.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION Ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0. Background of the Problem 1

1.1. Historical background 1

1.1.2. Theoretical background 1

1.1.3. Conceptual background 2

1.1.4. Contextual Background 3

1.2. Statement of the Problem 4

1.3. Objectives of the study 4

1.3.1 General objective 4

1.3.2. Specific objectives 4

1.4. Research questions 5

1.5. Research hypothesis

1.5.1, Null hypothesis 5

1.5.2. Alternative hypothesis 5

1.6 Scope of the study 5

1.6.1. Geographical scope 5

1.6.2 Subject scope 5

1.6.3Timescope 6

1.7. Significance of the study 6

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1.8. Organisation of the study .6

1.9. Limitations of the Study 7

1.10. Operational definition of key terms 7

1.10.1. Social economic 7

1.10.2. School drop out 7

CHAPTERTWO 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

2.0 Introduction 8

2.1 Causes of school dropout 9

2.2 Effects of school dropout in secondary schools 12

2.2.1 Economic effects 12

2.2.2 Social effects 13

2.2.3 Political effects 13

2.3 Socio-economic factors causing school dropouts 14

2.3.1. Conceptual framework 17

2.4 Effects of school drop out 17

2.5. Related studies / literature 18

CHAPTER THREE 19

METHODOLOGY 19

3.0 Introduction 19

3.1 Research design 19

3.2 Study area and population of study 19

3.3 Sample frame work 19

3.3.1 Sample size 19

3.3.2 Sample technique 19

3.3.3 Sample procedure 19

3.4 Methods 20

3.4.1 Instruments used/data collection 20

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ABSTRACT The study of this report about the socio-economic and school dropouts of secondary

school in Mitooma district western Uganda. It will was directed by the three objectives

and these include;

To assess the causes of school dropout in Ruhinda sub-county

To assess the effects of school dropout among the children in Ruhinda sub-county and

to find out how socio-economic factors have affected child’s academic performance.

The study was descriptive where stratified sampling was used to select population. It

employed a total sample of 60 respondents as in chapter four. Data was analysed and

presented using statistical methods of data presentation where percentages were

integrated into tables.

The findings for the causes of school dropouts were early marriages, drug abuse,

personal problems, parental care, employment, bad school experiences and rebeflion

and separated parents. Effects of school dropout were lack of employment, rural-urban

migration, inactive in politics and others.

Among the recommendations given are; provision of scholastic materials, increase in

teachers’ remuneration, provision of lunch by schools, punishments should be

minimized, establishment of technical schools and there is need to sensitize to

community.


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Research, S. (2022). SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AND SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF RUHINDA SUBCOUNTY, MITOOMA DISTRICT.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-school-dropouts-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-ruhinda-subcounty-mitooma-district

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Research, SSA . "SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AND SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF RUHINDA SUBCOUNTY, MITOOMA DISTRICT." Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-school-dropouts-in-secondary-schools-a-case-study-of-ruhinda-subcounty-mitooma-district