Academic Leadership: The Online Journal (2003-2012)


The researcher was motivated to carry out this research study following her keen interest to investigate influence of Parental Socio Economic Status family type on school dropout in the Ewutu Educational Circuit in Winneba township having observed that a great number of primary school pupils are often found roaming the streets in school uniforms during school hours. She also observed that a sizable number of school going age children are found hawking around, with babies tied behind their backs. The researcher became interested in investigating if Parental Socio Economic Status and the type of families these pupils come from do significantly influence school dropout. This situation has become a general phenomenon and is responsible for school dropout and is a general educational problem in the study area. Although there has been a number of laudable school programmes intended to keep pupils in schools, these have not yet yielded their intended or desired objectives


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