Causes and Effect of Increase in Male Dropout in Our Education System

Topics: High school, Secondary education, Secondary school Pages: 29 (9026 words) Published: May 9, 2012
THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INCREASE IN MALE DROPOUT IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM. STUDY OF ONITSHA NORTH-ANAMBRA STATE.

ABSTRACT
The specific purpose of this research is to investigate the causes and effects of increase in male dropout in our educational system in Anambra State. To carryout this research, five (5) research questions were developed from which questionnaire items were structured. A total of one hundred and fifty respondents made up of teachers were used. Data were collected, analysed and findings were made. The findings include the fact that the poor socio-economic status causes increase in male dropout from school in Anambra State. Again, that the desire for quick wealth affects male enrolment in school in Anambra State causes male dropout in our educational system in Anambra state. Again, that there is address economic and social effects on the general development of the country as a result of this increased male dropout from school in Anambra state. Lastly, it was discovered that there are possible solutions to this increase in male dropout from school in Anambra state. Based on the findings some recommendations were made including to go to school before jumping into business. Secondly, that severe discipline which is often administered by teachers should be stopped. Thirdly, government should reduce the cost of education so as to improve the standard of education in Anambra state.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS PAGES
Title page---------i
Approval page--------ii
Certification--------iii
Dedication--------iv
Acknowledgement-------v
Abstract---------vi
Table of contents-------vii

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction--------1
1.1Background of the study-----1
1.2Statement of the problem-----3
1.3Scope of the study------4
1.4Purpose of the study-----4
1.5Significance of the study-----5
1.6Research question------6

CHAPTER TWO
Literature Review-------7
2.0Conceptual definition of school dropout-7
2.1The concept of primary, secondary and University
Dropout--------9
2.2The concept of male dropout---- 10
2.3Causes of dropout in our educational system -11
2.4The effects of male dropout----20
2.5The solution of the problem----21

CHAPTER THREE
Research Design and Procedure----24
3.1Area of the study------24
3.2Population of study------25
3.3Sample and sampling technique ---25
3.4Instrument for data collection---26
3.5Validation of the instrument----27
3.6Method of data collection----27

CHAPTER FOUR
Data Presentation Analysis and Findings--28
4.1Introduction-------28
4.2Presentation and analysis of data---28

CHAPTER FIVE
Discussion of findings educational implication of the study, conclusion, limitation of the study, recommendation, suggestion for further research/ Study and summary------41
5.1Discussion of findings-----41
5.2Conclusion-------45
5.3Educational implication of the study--46
5.4Recommendation------47
5.5Limitation of the study-----48
5.6Suggestions for further studies---48
5.7Summary--------49
References-------51
Questionnaire-------53

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.0BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The usefulness of education in Nigeria and other part of the world has made it necessary for the establishment of many schools of learning ranging from primary, secondary to tertiary institutions. Education is regarded as the process of training and developing the mental, potentials and physical abilities. In other words, education means the process by which persons, usually children or young people develop their intellectual, emotional, spiritual and power so as to become more fully participating members of the community to which they belong...

References: Yoloye (1971:1) viewed that the rate of drop out in primary schools especially the males may be related to parent’s education, occupation and type of family.
Eden (1973:19) noted the material culture of him home, parental attitudes towards school and low perception of the values of the school, health and nutritional problem all contributes to the attitude of children towards continued education.
Stoughton and Grady in Shertzer and Stone (1981:382) gave five reasons that accounted for over 80 percent of school drop out.
v) Disciplinary problems
Grinder (1988:90-91) advanced other causes of male drop out
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