Parent’s Perception about Girls Education and Students’ Dropout Rate in Selected Primary Schools of Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia

Biruk Fikadu Gebreyess, Messelech Mohammed

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine parent’s perception about girls’ education and to identify girls’ to boys’ dropout rate ratios of students in Weyra Boshera and Weyra Lalo primary schools of Hadiya Zone. A total of 130 households were selected using systematic random sampling technique from two selected kebeles (smallest administrative organs). Simple descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, and ratios were used to analyze the collected data. The findings indicated that boys were given better appreciation and support than girl students by their family members for education though parents perceive that girls education is also important. The findings also showed that the dropout rate of girl students were greater than boy students in the schools due to multiple household duty responsibilities of girls and minimized appreciation towards girls from the parents. It is suggested to bring more attitudinal change from parents’ side to give their girls and boys equal appreciation and support without gender bias for reducing dropout rates of girls from school.



Keywords


Dropout; Education; Gender; Perception; Rate.

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