International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Tanzania | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Effects of School Dropout on Surrounding Communities: A Case of Secondary School Students in Mvomero District

Sharifa Sued

Abstract: This study to investigate effects of school dropout on surrounding communities, the case of secondary school students in Mvomero District. A case study research design and mixed research approach was used. The study involved 128 respondents, selected using simple random techniques and purposive sampling techniques. Data collection utilized questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions, with quantitative data analyzed descriptively and qualitative data subjected to thematic analysis. The study reveals that dropout leads to increased criminal cases, unwanted pregnancies, child labor, early marriages, discrimination, and illiteracy in the community. These findings emphasize the need for a comprehensive approach involving community engagement, infrastructure development, and collaborative efforts to reduce student dropout effectively.

Keywords: School Dropout, Surrounding Communities and Secondary School Students

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1834 - 1836

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