Mutua_Household factors influencing students’ dropout in public secondary schools in kitui central d

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HOUSEHOLD FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS’ DROPOUT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KITUI CENTRAL DISTRICT, KENYA Frederick Kioko Mutua A Research project Submitted for Examination in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Degree of Master of Education in Educational Planning University of Nairobi 2014
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ii DECLARATION This research project is my original work and has not been presented for award for a degree in any other University _________________________ Frederick Kioko Mutua E55/71947/2011 This research project has been submitted for examination with our approval as university supervisors _______________________ Dr. Rose Obae Lecturer Department of Educational Administration and Planning University of Nairobi _______________________ Mr. Ferdinand Mbeche Lecturer Department of Educational Administration and Planning University of Nairobi
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iii DEDICATION This project is dedicated to my late mother Mrs Bibiana Koki Mutua, my father Mr Simon Mutua, my wife Sarah kioko, my children Perpetual and Mary for their encouragement during my studies.
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iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisors Dr. Rose Obae and Mr. Ferdinand Mbeche for their guidance and steadfast support throughout the writing of the project and making it a success. I am grateful to all members of staff in the department of educational Administration and Planning in the University of Nairobi for taking me through the course. I am also grateful to the District Education Officer Kitui central and the entire staff for their unwavering support. Special thanks go to my loving parents Mr. and Mrs. Mutua for their parental encouragement and nurturing me in my early basic education. My heartfelt gratitude to my dear wife Sarah kioko and our beloved children Perpetual and Mary for their continued moral, material support, understanding and prayers during my studies. Above all, I am thankful to our Almighty God for giving me health and wisdom to undertake this study. May God bless you all.
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v ABSTRACT Education is an important life process that plays a vital role in forming the foundation for a student's future better being, as it equips the learner with basic knowledge, skills and altitudes that will enable her/him to cope well in life. In Kitui Central District most students who attend public secondary schools do not complete secondary level of education. Despite Kenya Government's commitment to subsidize students‟ education, their completion rate at secondary school level is not a hundred percent. The purpose of this study was to determine household factors that influence students‟ dropout in public secondary schools in Kitui Central District. The study objectives were, to determine the effect of households‟ income on dropout of students, to examine the extent to which parental level of education affects student's dropout, to establish the effect of household‟s size on student's dropout and to determine the effect of type of family on students‟ dropout in public secondary schools in kitui central district.The study adopted a descriptive survey design to collect information. The target population was all the 31 public secondary
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