Over 300 student’s dropout of African High School in 1 day

October 23, 2009
By Kierra White BRONZE, Roslyn Heights, New York
Kierra White BRONZE, Roslyn Heights, New York
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In August, 2009 there was an outrage over an education crisis. Approximately, 325 students dropped out of a school with 12,100 pupils. Kamuli is a medium sized city that is somewhat poor, and is located on the Eastern side of Africa. The high dropout rate consisted of 200 girls and 125 boys. Parents place pressure on their daughters to leave school to partake in an arranged marriage or to become parents themselves. John, a parent said “Teens shouldn’t have the permission to drop out of school because of their personal life”.

George, a parent of two said, “It is absurd how parents allow this to happen, they must be punished”. If this high rate continues then the school board will close the school in the city Kamuli. The city next to Kamuli is miles away. So this means that students who attended Kamuli High School will now travel miles, in order to attend school. There are no laws dealing with the high rate of drop outs in Kamuli, Africa. The mayor of Kamuli is Lutu Ronald, and he says, “I will try to make Kamuli shine.” This means that he will do his best to decrease the insane drop out rate.

In Roslyn School Districts, there is a low percentage of drop outs. The last time a student dropped out of school was approximately three years ago. The reason why the student dropped out at Roslyn was because they had to support their family. Basically, there is a low percentage of teens dropping out of Roslyn High School rather than Kamuli High School. Vicky, a student at Roslyn High School said, “I think its ashamed how parents allow this to happen to their kids”. Elizabeth, a parent as well as a teacher says that, “Parents shouldn’t encourage their children to do such a thing; they should live their on lives, and get their education.”

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on Dec. 18 2009 at 8:15 am
Kierra White BRONZE, Roslyn Heights, New York
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oww mahh articlee .


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