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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ATTR ITION RATE OF BOYS AND GIRLS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE

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Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the attrition rate of boys and girls in some selected secondary schools in Enugu State. Some pertinent objectives were set out to be achieved which are: To analyse the school-type and students’ preference to stay at school the most; To compare the gender-type that prefers to stay at school the most and; To determine the factors that influence students’ preference to stay in secondary schools. The study is restricted to some selected public and private secondary schools in Enugu State: Government Secondary School Enugu, Enugu Educational Zone; Community Secondary School Umuidah, Obollo Educational Zone; Community Secondary School Ugbaike, Obollo Educational Zone; Saint Patrick’s Secondary School Obollo, Obollo Educational Zone; Immaculate Heart Secondary School Aji, Obollo Educational Zone; king’s College Enugu, Enugu Educational zone; New Haven Secondary School Enugu, Enugu Educational Zone; Baptist High School Enugu, Enugu Educational Zone. Hypotheses were set to this effect and tested.