Educational Wastage: a Case Study of Upper Primary School Girl Dropouts in Otonglo Zone, Kisumu Municipality

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EDUCATIONAL WASTAGE: A CASE STUDY OF UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRL DROPOUTS IN OTONGLO ZONE, KISUMU MUNICIPALITY

BY SUSAN M. OMBATI.
Reg No.: No: L50/70596/09

A Research Proposal Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management of the University of Nairobi.

March 2009. DEDICATION

To my loving dad, Ombati J. Monari for the labour of love and belief in me. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I acknowledge God’s faithfulness and amazing provisions this far and in the future. During the entire course I have received, and continue to receive, a lot of encouragements and support from many people. Time and space cannot allow me to mention you all by name. This however, does not limit in
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It seeks to explore the multifaceted factors that force girls to opt out of schools before they sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination. The factors to be investigated are grouped into 5 broad categories: school based, home based, socio-cultural and economic as well as policy and political factors. To place a perspective on the issues at play, a comprehensive study of research literature has been reviewed. The most notable of these is Odaga and Heneveld (1995); arguably the most in-depth summary of major research findings on factors constraining the schooling of girls on the African continent. Also reviewed are a number of reports published by international bodies like UNESCO, USAID and Oxfam. Most of the literature reviewed was published within the last 10 years ensuring an up to date state of affairs. Data will be collected through a set of 4 questionnaires (see appendices) as well as guided interviews. The data collected will be sufficient enough to craft the personal characteristic of a schoolgirl dropout, the most devious factors contributing to the problem as well as laying a solid basis for any measures to be set in place to mitigate the problem.
1. INTRODUCTION 1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Governments the world over invest heavily in
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