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Research Paper | Education Management | Uganda | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Parental Involvement and Pupils' Welfare in Government-Aided Primary Schools in Kalongo Sub-County in Nakasongola District - Uganda
Dr. Serunjogi Charles Dickens
Abstract: The study investigated the role of parental involvement towards the provision of children's school-based welfare needs in Kalongosub county, Nakasongola district ?Uganda. The following objectives guided the study; (i) To examine the extent to which parents contributed towards the provision of children's school-based welfare needs in Kalongo sub-county (ii) To assess factors affecting parents' contribution to children's school-based welfare needs in Kalongo sub-county. The study employed a descriptive survey design using mixed methods approach. The study population included parents' representatives, head teachers and teachers from 17 government-aided Primary Schools in Kalongosub county in Nakasongola district. The study sample comprised of 51 School Management Committee (SMC) members, 17 head teachers and 119 class teachers from the 17 government-aided Primary Schools in Kalongosub county. To collect qualitative data, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and interviews were held with the SMC members and head teachers respectively while quantitative data was got using closed-ended questionnaires administered to teachers.The results showed that parents' contribution to children's school-based welfare needs was very minimal in Kalongo sub-county. This was revealed by the majority of respondents who disagreed with the statements in the questionnaires and those who participated in FGDs and interviews. The study also showed that the leading factors which affected parents' contribution to children's school-based welfare needs were; low levels of income among parents, low literacy levels and poor administration by school leaders.
Keywords: Parents, Involvement, Contribution, Pupils, Welfare, Needs
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 733 - 736
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