School Dropout in Community Secondary Schools: A Case of Nyamilama Secondary School-Mwanza Tanzania

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Author(s) Mabebe E. Ntumva | Emmanuel G. Rwambali
Pages 700-706
Volume 2
Issue 10
Date October, 2013
Keywords School dropout, community secondary schools.
Abstract

The study was conducted at Nyamilama secondary school in Kwimba District- Mwanza Tanzania. The main objective was to identify reasons for school dropout in community secondary schools. A purposeful sampling technique was used to sample the respondents. Well structured questionnaires were enumerated to ex-students and parents. Data from key informants (the school administration) were obtained through an interview checklist. Quantitative data was descriptively analyzed using a Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer program. Non quantitative data were analyzed by content analysis method. Social demographic differences, poor academic performance, incompetency in English language, household income, cultural and traditional beliefs have been the major reasons for school dropout. Development of appropriate policies and intervention strategies to help poor people improve their livelihood through income generation has been among the major recommendations.

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