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Title: Improving Internal Efficiency in Primary School of Tigray
Authors: Alem, Nega
Advisors: Melaku Yimam
Keywords: Educational Planning
Management
Copyright: Aug-2011
Date Added: 27-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The general objective of this study was to examine the challenges and prospects of primary education in Tigray. The study would also made to point out possible measures to improve the internal efficiency of the primary education system in the region. To achieve this objective a descriptive survey research that was employed. The data gathered from teachers, students, principals, parents, annual abstracts and reports through questionnaires, document review and semi-structured interview were presented, analyzed and interpreted employing frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation and grand mean. Qualitative data was also summarized manually. Using a simple random sampling, two zones (western and north western) were selected and involved in the study. Furthermore out of the total 12 woredas found in the two zones, 6 woredas (50%) were selected proportionally and randomly That is, 4 woredas from north western zone and 2 woreda from western zone were selected. According to the number of schools from the sample woredas 15 primary schools were selected randomly and proportionally. The regional trends of dropout and repetition rates of primary education were almost irregular with a varying increase and decreasing trends over the years but it ended up with an increasing trend. Whereas there was an increasing dropout rate in 2009/10 by 1.5%. Furthermore, the trends of repetition rate in the six sample woredas also showed an increase in 2009/10 by 1.09%. The average grand total for the fifteen sample schools indicated a complete increasing trend of dropout rate by 3.04%. According to the research finding some of the major factors that caused student dropout and repetition were; significant students over age groups; principals and teachers have less required educational background, parents are illiterate, and there is a shortage of text book and school facilities, low economic background, negative attitude to education, health problem (Malaria), and limited parents’ educational awareness. To tackle these problems this study recommends action to improve parents’ literacy and awareness, improve school facilities and resources, enhance community involvement, encourage and transfer best practices of schools with good efficiency to low performing woredas. Finally, the Ministry of Education, Regional Education Bureau, woreda education offices and schools in collaboration with responsible leaders at different levels of authorities have to work in coordination and provide close follow up and support to secure a consistent decreasing trend toward students ’repetition and dropout.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4018
Appears in:Thesis - Educational Planning & Management

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