What is the main reason for girls dropping out of schools?(Deadline:28th Febfruary 2018)

In 1997 the Government of Uganda launched the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program. The 1999 enrollment data collected by the headcount exercise and the school census of 2000 demonstrate that the program has been successful in increasing enrollment rates both for boys and girls. More than 6 million pupils were enrolled in primary education in 1999. However, available information suggests that there are high rates of dropout to the extent that only about 39% of the children that enrolled in primary one in 1997 managed to get to primary five in 2001.High levels of absenteeism, repetition, transfers and non-enrollment have also been observed.The study was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Sports and implemented by Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR). In 2012, the school dropout rate was at a staggering 71% in the primary level of education. And data from the ministry of health indicated that the dropouts were higher for girls than for the boys.


What is the main reason for girls dropping out of schools?


Discussion Comments

  • Sunday Christopher
    Posted on: 2018-02-22 15:46:18
    It is due to the education system of Uganda being so theoretical, this has lead to unemployment since graduates wait only to be employed which is very hard to obtain. This leads to unemployment since they can't innovate their own sources of income. This discourages girls since they are of weak sex on top of that.
  • anonymous
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 07:16:05
    Most UPE schools are located in rural areas,where there are no enough facilities like enough toilets, where girls have to share with boys,and most girls shy away and decideto stay home,Also water sources are not a available and for most girls need to keep clean and health than boys.facilities to assist girls mostly when in their periods have not been provided at schools and let girls drop ,but reasons are many among those are the long distances travelled by these girls looking for secondary schools in urban centers and bodaboda men have taken of this of advantage, and even those who have managed to rent have not been well monitored by their parents and end up becoming wives to some men and finally pregnancies.
  • anonymous
    Posted on: 2018-02-08 12:31:10
    Lack of clean water and sanitation that one goes hand in hand, also some times no separate toilets in schools; that leads adolescent girls to miss classes especially when their in "days for girls" eventually girls drops out from school because there is no privacy

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