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Type Journal Article - Journal of Education and Practice
Title School Location, School Section and Students' Gender as Predictors to Secondary School Dropout Rate in Rivers State, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 6
Issue 28
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1081234.pdf
Abstract
This study was undertaken to underscore the extent the variables of school location, students’ gender and school
section can predict the rate of drop out of secondary school students. Ex post facto design was adopted and all
data on students’ enrollment, retention and completion were collected from available schools’ records for two
cohorts of students and covering four sessions using a researcher developed school dropout data collation sheet
(SDDCS). The result of the data analyzed show about 19% dropout rates with respect to the predictor variables.
However, these rates were found to be non-significant at the dichotomous levels of these variables and
regression analyses also show non-significant values in the extent to which the predictor variables relatively and
jointly predict the rate of school dropout in Rivers State. This implies that neither school location, gender and
even school section has significant effect on the rate of school dropout in Rivers State.

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