Boys are more likely to drop out of school according to research

A new in-depth report from the Zero Dropout Campaign has revealed that boys are more likely to drop out of schools than girls due to the complex gender roles and norms that are applied to them during their schooling. The report makes use of the latest qualitative research and explores how gender intersects with other social inequalities to shape learners’ disengagement from school.

Rahima Essop, head of Communications and Advocacy at the Zero Dropout Campaign, explains that “dropout comes at the end of a long process of disengagement in which learners are pushed or pulled away from school because of factors at home, at school and in their communities. When educators, school leaders and decision-makers are aware of the factors driving disengagement and dropout, they will be in a better position to implement drop-out prevention strategies.”

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