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An investigation on factors that contribute to female learners dropping out of school at Moretele Village in Bojanala District, North West Province

T.P. Mulaudzi, N.P. Rankakane

Abstract


Education is an investment that brightens the future, it elevates the productivity and competence of individuals and thus produces skilled manpower that is capable of leading the economy towards the path of sustainable economic development. This paper aims at exploring factors contributing to girl child dropping out of school in rural communities. This will be done by investigating the social stresses that influence the idea of dropping out of school among girls. This paper will help to demonstrate how some socio-cultural practices that contribute to school dropout. Furthermore, this study will help to identify measures to curb the high rate of drop out in our communities. This study followed Qualitative approach. The purposive sampling method was used to select participants. Data was collected through the use of semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was applied to analyse the collected data.

Keywords: Learners, Drop-out, school and socialization




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