International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Prevalent Dropout: A Challenge on the Roles of School Management Teams to Enhance Students Retention in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools
Luke Moloko Mphale

The purpose of the study was to investigate how prevalent dropout affects roles played by school management teams to enhance students’ retention in Botswana junior secondary schools. This was triggered by growing concerns about the increasing students’ dropout due to various reasons. Data was collected through a questionnaire administered to two hundred and seven in-service student teachers in the University of Botswana. The reliability level was 0.8 using Cronbach Alpha Statistic. Convenience sampling was used to select the participants. Data was analysed using frequency tables and percentages. The research has indicated that there is an increase of dropout cases due to amily background, student behaviour and school experiences. The increase in students dropping out of school nullifies some of the roles played by the school leadership to retain students. Basing on the research findings the study recommends that parents, community and teachers should work together to enhance students retention.

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