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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(4), 514-526
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-4-19
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Determinants of Drop-out among Public Islamic School Girls in the Techiman Municipality

Asonaba Kofi Addison1, and Daniel Djoto2

1Department of Basic Educationm, University of Education, Wiineba, Ghana

2Municipal Directorate, Ghana Education Service, Techiman, Ghana

Pub. Date: April 10, 2015

Cite this paper:
Asonaba Kofi Addison and Daniel Djoto. Determinants of Drop-out among Public Islamic School Girls in the Techiman Municipality. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(4):514-526. doi: 10.12691/education-3-4-19

Abstract

The study was to investigate into the factors that inform decisions for Islamic girl children to drop out of school, with special reference to parental attitude. Data were collected using questionnaire and structured interview. Fifty Techiman girl children of the Islamic background and their parents who were randomly selected formed the population for the study. Data were analysed using multiple regression and frequency tables. The findings of the study point to five factors two of which are social in nature and three of which are academic in nature, as responsible for the high rate of dropout among Islamic school girls in the Techiman municipality. The study established that contrary to the general perception that parents have to be blamed for dropout among school girls, parent of these Islamic schools girls have positive attitude towards their wards’ education. Discussion of the result were made and conclusions drawn. Recommendations were made.

Keywords:
dropout parental attitude girl children education

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