The influence of child labour practices on primary school attendance in Kangeta division, Meru county Kenya
The study investigated the influence of child labour practices on primary school attendance in Kangeta Division, Meru County. The objectives of the study were to establish the influence of cultural labour practices on primary school attendance, to determine the influence of family income on child labour practices, to asses the influence of family size on child labour and to examine the influence of child laws enforcement on primary school attendance.. The research design for the study was descriptive research design and the target population for the study was the primary school pupils in Kangeta Division. Data was collected by the use of questionnaire and was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences soft ware programme. The study established that culture influence primary school attendance to a certain extent. The study recommends that sensitization should be done through effective civic education to minimize influence of cultural labour practices and improve school attendance. There should also be proper management of school to ensure that annual allocation of grants cater for the provision of pens and books so that pupils do not miss school to go to work in order to buy these items.