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dc.contributor.advisorGravenir, F. Q.
dc.contributor.advisorOnyango, G. A.
dc.contributor.authorEmong'ole, Akijakin Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T09:00:51Z
dc.date.available2011-12-20T09:00:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-12-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2067
dc.descriptionThe LC 1486.K4A33en_US
dc.description.abstractGlobally, basic primary education is recognized as a fundamental human right. There is evidence that all nations throughout the world are making efforts to attain universal primary education (WCEFA, 1990). Although pupils enrolment primary education has greatly increased in all regions of the world over the recent years, it is unfortunate that their participation is not sustained to the completion of the primary level of education (UNESCO, 1999). The problem of the study arises from the fact that, there are considerable non-enrolments and dropout in public primary schools in Teso District (Teso District Development Plan 1997-2001). The purpose of the study was to determine gender disparities in 1994 and 1995 cohorts. The study was guided by research questions and the objectives of the study. The pupils were stratified by gender, and then 360 pupils were selected for the study. Twelve 12 head-teachers and 24 parents' representatives were included in the study. The data was collected revealed that the number of pupils who proceeded from standard one to another was more or less than the initial number of pupils enrolled. 1994:2548 out 11327 children managed to survive up to class 8 but 1911 children registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. 1995:2786 out of 8740 managed to survive up to class 8 but only 2129 children registered for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. Pupil cohort wastages were: In 1994: Crude:0775-----------------1995: Crude:0.681 Actual:0.784--------------- Actual 0.738 Going by Gender: Boys: In 1994:1638 out of 5464 boys managed tosurvive up to class 8 but 1229 graduated. While in 1995 1762 out of 4218 boys had enrolled in class 1 managed to survive up to class 8 but only 1346 graduated. Girls: In 1994, 910 out 5863 girls survived up to class 8 but only 728 girls graduated. In 1995, 1024 out of 7399 girls managed to survive up to class 8 but only 758 graduated. The wastages were: 1994:.........................................1995: Boys/Girls: Crude: 0.775...............................0.681 Actual: 0.784..............................0.738 Boys: Crude: 0.700...............................0.582 Actual 0.719................................0.640 Girls: Crude: 0.845...............................0.774 Actual: 0.640...............................0.838 Wastage rate: It was noted that parents who have no formal education are not in a position to assist and motivate their children to progress in education. Most parents have negative attitudes towards education of their children especially girls in Teso District. In the community, Value is attached to the marriage institution.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWomen in education//Sex discrimination//Sex differencesen_US
dc.titleGender disparities in the flow of pupils in public primary schools in Teso District, Western Province, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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