Relationship between fishing industry around Lake Victoria and enrollment of girls in secondary schools of Nyangoma Division, Siaya County, Kenya
Lugonzo, Humphrey Musera
Chege, Fatuma N.
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The Sustainable Development Goals aimed at empowering women and achieving gender equity in education. In Kenyan the government emphasizes on girls’ education to bring it at par with that of the boys as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya of 2010. This Research Article was generated from a study that examined the relationship between fishing industry around Lake Victoria and girls’ enrollment in the secondary schools of Nyangoma Division in Siaya County in Kenya. Purposive sampling was used to select 4 out of the 10 secondary schools in Nyangoma Division from which data was collected from 159 Form 3 and 4 students. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 16 teachers. Descriptive survey research design was used in the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The Data was analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics like frequencies, percentages and pie-charts. Chi-square statistics was used to test the null hypothesis. The study showed that there was significant relationship between fishing industry and enrollment of girls in secondary school. The study recommended enforcement of child-labour laws in Kenya in order to help retain girls in schools as well as deter their engagement in the fishing industry