Accepted paper:

Contributions to the characterization of girls' drop-out in Mozambique - Case study of Anchilo Secondary School in Nampula Province


Ondina Giga (ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon)

Paper short abstract:

The paper aims to contribute to the discussion about school drop-out of secondary school girls in rural communities in the northern Mozambique, from a multiple perspective analysing points of view from girls, parents, teachers and government.

Paper long abstract:

The paper identifies the factors that promote school drop-out among secondary school girls in rural communities in Nampula Province, northern Mozambique, through a case study at Anchilo Secondary School. Based on data from school drop-out and research findings from focus group and interviews, the paper discusses how the perceptions of different groups of actors, girls, parents, teachers and government institutions, regarding the role of the girl in society are related to school dropout.

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