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Students dropping out of school on the rise – Report

The Ministry of Education on Monday released a report which indicated that the number of school dropouts is on the rise.

In the report, 77.7 percent of headteachers said that their schools experienced pupils dropping out at standard seven.

In secondary schools, the report showed that most students drop out at form two.

“When students transition from form one to form two, the drop out rate spikes at an average of 14 students discontinuing their education,” read the report.

According to the report, most students drop out due to domestic responsibilities, child labour, poverty, pregnancy, financial reasons, and low academic achievement.

In the report, cases of indiscipline were also cited to be on the rise. These indiscipline cases included truancy, noisemaking, late arrival, drug abuse, and rudeness.

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