Contribution of Rural Schools to Socioeconomic Development in Swaziland’s Rural Areas

  • DF Dlamini
  • M Kongolo
Keywords: rural schools, contribution, socioeconomic development, community leaders, rural areas, Swaziland.

Abstract

This paper examines the contribution of rural schools to economic development in Swaziland. The important linkage between rural schools and their communities is also outlined. The paper shows that successful socioeconomic development should focus on harnessing the resources already in the community to find solution to community problems. The paper is based on secondary information using document methods study. The results suggest that not only do rural schools educate learners, but they also perform a myriad of other functions within their communities from providing physical resources and facilities, involving community members in activities, sporting and cultural activities of the schools, encouraging learners and community members to work together to develop a greater understanding of their communities.

Key words: rural schools, contribution, socioeconomic development, community leaders, rural areas, Swaziland.

Published
2014-08-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2227-5452
print ISSN: 2225-8590