To Investigate the Impact of Pregnacies and Early Marriages on a Girl Child Education

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ZAMBIAN OPEN UNIVERSITY

TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF PRGNANCIES AND EARLY MARRIAGES ON GIRL CHILD EDUCATION THE CASE OF SHAMPANDE BASIC SCHOOL
IN CHOMA DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE

BY

VINCENT JERE
COMPUTOR # 20620668

SUBMITTED TO THE ZAMBIAN OPEN UNIVERSITY , SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT IN FULFILMENT OF THE B.A.ED DEGREE PROGRAMME.

SUPERVISERS
MRS ROSE KAKOMPE

ZAOU 2009

DEDICATION
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I dedicate this project to all special people in my life especially to my dear wife Jenipher Michelo Jere, my children Thaonga and Themwani Jere for their endurance during the period I was researching and compiling this report for my degree at Zambian Open University. Furthermore, to my relatives for the support and encouragement. All enemies of education to live long so that they see its long term benefits advantages and power.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Iam deeply indebted to Mrs. Rose Kakompe,Department of the School of Education at Zambian Open University, my research project supervisor for her patience, encouragement and advice without which I could not have managed to accomplish the research study. My appreciation also goes to the Head Teacher of Shampande Basic School for allowing me to conduct a research at his institution and to give me some vital information about the subject matter. My sincere appreciation goes to the Administration of Choma Secondary School where I teach for the financial and moral support that has enabled me to accomplish my studies. I further pay a glowing tribute of Secondary Education at Zambian Open University main Campus for the support and encouragement they rendered to me. I cannot bring this acknowledgement to an end without mentioning Mrs Matilda Banda for the secretarial service. Iam grateful to her for the services.

However I must emphasize that solely responsible from any short comings, which may be found in this work.

ABSRACT
The study will be designed to investigate and explore the impact of pregnancies and early marriages on girl Child education in Zambia factors leading to early marriages.It will also looked at how these methods or factors help to solve some of these problems to the general public. The study endeavors to address the concerns by the public concerning pregnancies and early marriage practices, the situation that has led to hindrance to individual, social, economic and political development. The target population will be the general public in Choma espencially Shampande Basic school and the surrounding areas.Early marriage on girl Child education is a global issue which has violates the rights of girls and boys, both in this generation and the next. It affects the education and well-being of millions of children and has a knock-on effect for the poverty and development of communities. Due to the close link between early marriage and education, those of us involved in education are well placed to find out more about the causes and impact of such marriages. We can find ways of reducing the incidence of harmful early marriages and enable those that are married to benefit from a continued education - to the benefit of our societies as a whole.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication…………………………………………………………………………………i Acknowledgement………………………………………………………………………..ii Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………….iii Table of content…………………………………………………………………………..iv Appendices ……………………………………………………………………………….v

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................ 1.1 BACKGROUND................................................................................................. 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM........................................................................ 1.3 PURPOSE OF HE...
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