CAUSES & EFFECTS OF ABSENTEES OF GIRL STUDENTS IN GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF RAJASTHAN
Dr. Nisha Tyagi
ST. Thomas’s College of Education,
The major objectives of the present research study were to analyse the factors affecting the educational development of the girl students and the magnitude of absentees of girls at primary level in the Government school of Rajasthan. India. An attempt was made to address the phenomenon of absenteeism in Government schools in the present context. This research was based on both primary and secondary data. The Structured Questionnaire were constructed for collecting data. The primary data was collected from teachers, parents, out of schoolgirls, administrators and focus groups. The secondary data was collected from government agencies, civil society organizations, existing research studies, newspapers, magazines and reports. The data was collected through random sampling method. Here some of the major reasons of girls’ absenteeism at primary school level in rural areas:
1. Unfavourable attitude of parents. 2. Involvement of girl children in domestic activities. 3. Poverty of parents. 4. Gender discrimination. 5. Early marriage and pregnancy. 6. Violence against girls in schools. 7. Funding. 8. Child-domestic labour. 9. Lack of government schools. 10. Lack of encouragement.
Keywords: Government primary schools, Kota, Rajasthan, India, Girls students, Absenteeism.