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Investigation On The Factors Contributing To Girls Dropout Of School.

Volume 6 - Issue 4, April 2023 Edition
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dropout rate, factors for dropping out, girl child, implications of dropout, Educational Attainment.
Malawi, a southern African country, faces different problems. One of the problems faced is that of girls dropping out of school. It has been noted that most girls who start primary school in Malawi drop out of school. This is a problem as lack of education among the females may lead to delayed development. The following objectives guides this research: To finding the factors contributing to girls dropping out of school. To identify the personal factors which influence girls to drop out of school. To find opportunity and scope for girls to redo their studies. To create an awareness among the public to encourage girl child with her education. In this research both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. The secondary data came from literature of different authors while the primary data was collected using a questionnaire, a schedule. This research was conducted as a case study of Steven village T/A Chimwala in Mangochi district. The sample size was 50 respondents which were selected using a convenient method as one of non-probability sampling method. The data analysis was through the use of graphs, tables and pie charts. The findings of the research were the following factors: Cultural factors, School related factors, Economic factors, Family related factors. To address this problem, the Government, NGO’s ,other stakeholders and parent or guardians need to work together to readmit school drop outs back to school, developing bylaws to punish those not sending their children to school.
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