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Why do students Drop out?: A study of boys’ and girls’ drop out in primaryschools, Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Getting education is very important for both boys and girls. However, there are some children who do not complete school cycle and leave school before its completion which is one of the concerning issues for the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan. To know why these children drop out of school and to what extent they drop out, the study provides some brief information on it. 

To get information on the above issue, structured interviews were used. The study was conducted in 8 schools – two boys and two girls’ schools in rural area and two boys and two girls’ schools in urban area of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Data was collected from sample of 48 people in total. (5 dropout girls in urban 5 in rural area, 5 dropout boys in urban and 5 in rural area, 20 parents of the dropout students and 8 teachers of grade 4).  

After collecting information, some of the main causes for the dropout were found as work to earn some money for support of family (poverty), moving from one place to another, punishment, teachers’ behavior, long distance from house to school and lack of text books and facilities

By looking to the findings of the study, there is a need of other researches in the area because to analyze the causes of drop out deeply and find solution for them to achieve EFA goal by 2015.

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Educational Sciences Social Sciences Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30035OAI: diva2:664553
Subject / course
Applied Pedagogy
Educational program
Master of Education and Didactics (60/120 credits)
TEMP Afghanistan
Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2014-04-14Bibliographically approved

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