Female School Drop Outs in Post Primary Education Institutions in Rural Districts of Uganda

Funded by Gateway Research Centre (Kampala), the study on Female School Drop outs in Post Primary Education Institutions was conducted in four districts namely; Luweero (Central), Namayingo (Eastern), Dokolo (Northern) and Kiruhura (Western). It was intended to find out the major causes of school drop outs among female students in those schools and what practical policy recommendations can be made to avert such. It was found out that there have been several interventions by the government, humanitarian and international agencies in addition to school management and boards to curb down the female school dropouts but less success has been registered so far for example, despite the existence of Universal Secondary Education and Universal Post O level Education and Training, there are still drop outs arising from factors like lack of school fees, pregnancies, early marriages, orphanage or loss of parents, mishandling of students by teachers, need to work, lack of facilities for girls, family misunderstandings among parents among others.