Management Of Boy Child School Drop Out In South-East Nigeria: Issues And Challenges
The paper examined the circumstances of boy-child education and school drop-out in the south eastern geo-political zone of Nigeria and used available statistics to show that there is high incidence of male child drop out in the south eastern states of Nigeria. Furthermore, it examined the causes of male-child drop out to include poverty, mercantilism and blind curriculum. The preventive measures suggested to reduce boy child drop out included economic empowerment of families, curriculum review, orientation and sensitization on the importance of education, among others. Some recommendations were made to help reduce boy-child drop out phenomenon, including adequate parental upbringing as well as the introduction of adequate poverty eradication strategies, holding in focus State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (SEEDS) and National Economic Empowerment & Development Strategies (NEEDS).