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Enrolment %age Dist of centres %age Dist of Enrolment Male Female Total Central 17 384 366 750 6.2% 3.0% East 12 843 675 1,518 4.4% 6.0% N. East 212 9,656 11,120 20,776 77.7% 81.8% North 2 1 77 78 0.7% 0.3% S. West 20 530 496 1,026 7.3% 4.0% West 10 627 620 1,247 3.7% 4.9% National 273 12,041 13,354 25,395 100.0% 100.0%
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82 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 The findings revealed that a total of 273 centres responded with a pupil enrolment of 25,395 (12,041 male and 13,354 female). The lion’s share of 77.7% (212 centres) was located in the Karamoja region with a pupil enrolment of 20,776 (9,656 male and 11,120 female). Northern region recorded the least number of centres (2) with an enrolment of only 78 (1 male and 77 female) pupils. For more details refer to table 7.1. 7.2.1 Enrolment by Gender and Study Groups The non formal education is structured into 7 classes (groups). Enrolment was captured per group (Class) and results are displayed in figure 7.3 below; Figure 7.3: Enrolment Pattern in Non-Formal Institutions by Gender and Study Groups From figure 7.3 above, it clearly show that the enrolment reduces as the classes go higher. This is common in all levels of education and it’s explained majorly by repeaters and dropouts. For more details per clas refer to figure 7.3. 7.3 Repetition in the Non Formal Sub sector Earlier it was alledged that the enloment decline and classes go high is explained by the repeaters and dropouts, the ASC 2011 collected information on repeaters and figure 7.4 expresses the proportion of repeaters in the enrolment.
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83 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 Figure 7.4: Number of Repeaters in Non Formal Centres by Study Group Overall, 13.3% (13.6% male and 13% female) of the enrolments in non formal centres were repeaters. Like the enrolment pattern, the absolute number of repeaters was higher in lower study groups and had a declining pattern over the study groups. However, the proportion of repeaters did not have a regular pattern, being highest in the final group at 28.7% and lowest in group 3 at 8.0%. 7.4 Dropouts in Non Formal Education The other factor explaining decline in enrolment as classes go higher is dropout. Information on dropout was collected during the ASC 2011 and findings are summarized in the table 7.2; Table 7.2: Dropouts by Cause in Non Formal Sub sector Reason for Dropping out Male Female Total %age per Reason Lack of Interest 566 625 1,191 38.0% Marriage 213 403 616 19.6% Family responsibilities 192 266 458 14.6% Pregnancy 10 268 278 8.9% Jobs (Working/Petty Trading) 152 121 273 8.7% Illness 84 84 168 5.4% Dismissed/Disobedience 47 52 99 3.2% Fees (Unable to pay) 23 32 55 1.8% National 1,287 1,851 3,138 100.0% %age of Dropouts to Enrolment 10.7% 13.9% 12.4% Findings summarized in table 7.2 indicate that a total 3,898 learners in non-formal education had dropped out by the year 2011 translating into a 12.4% proportion to the total enrolment. The highest number of dropouts was as a result of learners loosing interest in education and marriages constituted 19.6%. However, to a small ration (1.8%) there was alledgence that
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84 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 failure to pay fees forced 55 leaners to drop out. Detailed illustrations on dropout by reason in the non formal subsector are displayed in Table 7.2 below.
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