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Indian Journal of Education and Information Management


Indian Journal of Education and Information Management

Year: 2013, Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 566-572

Original Article

Causes of Dropout Rate in Government High Schools (Male)

Received Date:01 January 2013, Accepted Date:01 January 2013, Published Date:01 January 2013


A high rate of school drop-outs in Pakistan is a matter of concern; it means that social and public policy must adjust to resolve this important issue. The current paper attempted to explore the major causes of dropout in government high school (male) in district Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan and to suggest measures for controlling the dropout level. The population of the study was consisting of teacher, parents and students community in rural area of district Charsadda. There are about 63 government high schools in which 25 are situated in rural areas. Only ten schools were selected as sample using simple random sampling technique. Questionnaire and interview were used as instrument for the collection of information. The collected information were arranged, organized and tabulated for analysis and expressed in percentage. The major findings of this study concluded that our educational system is not able to fulfill the demands of the society. Poverty, illiteracy, unawareness of parents and unemployment of the educated people are the main causes of dropout. This situation may be improved if the government provide scholarships and job opportunities, to the educated peoples and arrange awareness programs for the adults.
Keywords: Dropout, Elementary education, Illiteracy, Poverty, Rural areas.


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