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Title: Effect of child domestic work on students academic performance: case study of Chemange Seed Sec School, Benet Subcounty, Kween District
Authors: Chebet, Philimon
Keywords: Child domestic work
Academic performance
Chemange Seed Sec School
Benet Subcounty
Kween District
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Education
Abstract: Education is the key element in the prevention of child domestic work at the same time child domestic work is one of the main abstracts of education at the basic level. Child domestic work has assumed alarming proportion of the world over and most especially in the developing world. Literature indicates that child domestic work is the main obstacle of human resource development which is the necessary ingredient of National Development understanding the intei~lay between education and child domestic work will help to eliminate it and improve our school environment, the survey of child domestic work examines child domestic work and student’s academic performance in Benet sub-county. The case study method will be used in the study because of its relevance’s in contemporary developmental issues like child domestic work. Systematic sampling will be used to select the households and schools who are interviewed. The study will rely on data gathered from the secondary sources and primary data from the field to do the analysis. The results of the study indicate child domestic work is considered as a normal practice and indeed healthy to the property upbringing of the child. Children working on family firms and with family enterprises are seen as part of the process of by which they are trained towards adulthood. The reasons given by the heads of households surveyed for allowing their children to work were categorized into tbrms and they as follows:- To support fhmily income, as a form of child training, to support child education and to help in household enterprises. The results of the survey show that all children in ages 5- 1 7years of household surveyed in the study at least do household chores. In all there are (675) children in this age bracket of’ the household surveyed. Most of’ them apart from household chores also work to assist their parents during rainy season. International N.G.Os such as child compassion and FAWE in the study area are sensitizing girls on their rights including their rights to education the activities of some of’ this N.G.Os according some beneficiaries have impacted positively on their education since they no longer depend on their parents lbr school fees and unifhrms. There are no specific programs by the district assemblies to fight the child domestic work problem though the officials admit child domestic work exist in Benet sub-county. The study will make a number of recommendations including the following; improving the local economy, tackling the broader socio-cultural and economic situation of farmers, increasing access, quality and relevance of education, motivating teachers to give their best, embarking on family planning campaigns, extension of social amenities to the area and making and enforcing laws on child domestic work. With the knowledge of what pertains on the ground about child domestic work will help to improve education if suggestions are factored into plans for the ai’ea.
Description: A research dessertation submitted to the Faculty of Education in the partial fulfillment of tile requirement for the award of a Bachelors Degree of arts with Education of Kampala International University
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