Dropout and Retention is now become a hot topic in all schools across Pakistan and specially in Punjab Education Department. Punjab Government has now orders the school heads to retain the 100% retention with 0% drop out. Government is imposing fine and other penalties on such headmasters that found failed on this criterion.
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In today’s post, we will try to find out the Major Causes of Dropout in Schools;
1. Staff Deficiency
When there is staff shortage e.g. 1 teaches is controlling 3 to 4 classes having 20 to 30 students or even some cases single teacher school. Then dropout is expected heavily.
2. Less Facilities
If there are less facilities in schools like no water, no washroom, no furniture, no class rooms then people will not be interested to retain their children’s in that school.
If teachers give heavy punishment in school, then children will be afraid to come in schools and at last they leave finally.
4. Lack of Awareness
If parents of the children are not well aware about the facilities provided in the schools, they will be attracted to private schools and thus will take their kids.
5. Bad Infrastructure
If infrastructure of the school is not good, there is no boundary wall or the rooms are dangerous according to safety rules, then people will be afraid to send their children to such schools.
6. Less Attraction
If there is less attraction in school like no banners, cleanliness, paintings, kid’s rooms and other facilities, then people don’t want their children to go such schools.
7. Poor Economic Condition of Parents
If parents are too poor, they tend to send their children to some work so that they can support them in their financial matters.
8. Child Labor
If there are avalibilties of such places where children can go and earn, then there will be heavy dropouts and child labor will be high.
9. Incompetent Teachers
If teachers are not well groomed, educated and talented, dropout will be high. For example, the teachers are matric pass and they have not updated their skills then there will be much issue of it.
10. Non Friendly Class Room Environment
If the environment of the class room is not suitable for learning e.g. teachers abuses the children and treat them ill mannerly, then heavy drop our expected.
11. Low Quality of Education
If quality of education is low in government school and nearby schools are providing better quality, then drop out is expected.
12. Lack of Proper Administration Oblique Suppression
If the administration of schools is not good e.g. the principle himself is poor administrator, then surely it will cause drop out.
13. Long Distance of School
If school is too far from the children home e.g. 10 to 20km, they can leave the school and get admission in a nearly situated school.
Research by: Respected Master Trainer Ali Imran Sb
Written by: Jawad Tahir