FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN AT THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION

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FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN AT THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION

ABSTRACT

The findings from the research revealed that primary and secondary school enrolment increased after the Free Policy Education was introduced .However the increment wasn’t constant; the enrolment kept on reducing and increasing. This trend showed that there are factors beyond the ability to pay fees that affect enrolment of children.

The study was also able to establish that the schools still charge other levies apart from the school fees and these levies are charged to the parents. Thus from the interviews with the respondents it was established that the main factor affecting education in Isu even with the introduction of FPE is the inability of the parents to afford the levies charged by the schools. Most of the parents stated that poverty was the main problem affecting education of children in Isu, and the aspect of poverty that affects the education of the children was the inability of the parents to afford the levies required

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