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Parents attitudes toward girls access to Secondary education in Tanzania: a case of Ngulu, Mkolye and Kisanga secondary schools Sikonge district Tabora

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Show simple item record Mwandunga, Macky B. 2017-05-10T10:22:23Z 2017-05-10T10:22:23Z 2016
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the School of Public Administration and Management in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Masters Degree of Public Administration of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The study aimed at examining Parents Attitude Toward girls` access to secondary education in Tabora especially in Ngulu, Mkolye and Kisanga secondary schools in Sikonge District, Tabora region. Specifically, the study aimed at finding factors affecting parents‟ attitudes on girls` access to secondary education, assessing the effect of spatial distribution of schools on girls access to secondary education and checking the Attitude of Parents on how it affect girls in gaining secondary education in three selected secondary schools in Tabora. The case study research design was used in this research. In data collection interview method and questionnaire was supplied to respondents inorder to get some information. Finally, the analysis was done based on objectives of the study. Descriptive statistics such as mean, mode, median and standard deviation were used to analyze respondent‟s responses. During the research, it was observed that Parent‟s Attitudes on girls‟ access to secondary education have been affected by early marriage, pregnancies and cultural norms. Also, the religious dimensions were observed to be among the factors which affect girl‟s access to education. Also parents have negative attitude towards girls‟ access to education. On the side of effect of spatial distribution of schools on girl‟s access to education, data indicated that school distance to and from home affect children‟s enrollment, presence, retention and their performance. Furthermore on the situation of effect of parents‟ attitude towards girls‟ access to education, data shows that boys are always favored than girls. The study recommends that, the government should be responsible for developing programme which will facilitate to change parents‟ attitude on girls education especially in rural areas. Parents and the Government should fight against bad cultural norms and practices which hinder girl to have education. New secondary school should be made attractive and more accessible to low income parents. The teaching curriculum should also be widened to articulate skills oriented subjects in which later it will assist children to be productive in their societies as a result assist their parents. Schools should be distributed evenly to the whole areas so as to facilitate accessibility and availability to all girls in the country. The school environment should also be conducive for girls to be attracted especially on the provision of water. Government should establish a programme of building dormitories to all available schools especially for girls and all students who are far from school as this would make attraction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Gender and education en_US
dc.subject Girls-secondary education en_US
dc.subject Secondary education-Tabora en_US
dc.title Parents attitudes toward girls access to Secondary education in Tanzania: a case of Ngulu, Mkolye and Kisanga secondary schools Sikonge district Tabora en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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