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ERIC Number: ED016879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 1
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HOW MANY WILL DROPOUT--A STUDY OF EVENING STUDENTS OF THE EVELYN HONE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (IN AFRICAN ADULT EDUCATION, JUN 1967, PAGES 28-38).
NOAK, HANS
A SURVEY WAS MADE IN 1966 TO FIND OUT REASONS WHY ENROLLED PART- TIME STUDENTS IN THE GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION COURSES (G.C.E.) AT THE EVELYN HONE COLLEGE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, DROPPED OUT OR DID NOT START EVENING CLASSES. DATA FROM THE STUDENT ENROLLMENT FORMS AND CLASS REGISTERS WERE ANALYZED AND COMPARED FOR ATTENDANCE PATTERNS, SUBJECT ENROLLMENT, HOURS OF ATTENDANCE PER WEEK, TRANSFER OF STUDENTS, PLACE OF RESIDENCE, AND TURNOVER OF TEACHERS. IT WAS FOUND THAT STUDENTS ATTENDING COURSES NEAR THEIR HOMES WERE LESS LIKELY TO DROP OUT THAN THOSE ATTENDING COURSES NEAR THEIR PLACE OF WORK. IRREGUALR ATTENDANCE AND TRANSFERS BETWEEN PARALLEL COURSES AND DIFFERENT SUBJECTS MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR THE STUDENT TO KEEP UP. SINCE EVENING COURSES AT THE G.C.E. LEVEL ARE ONLY OFFERED IN A FEW MAJOR TOWNS, STUDENTS LEAVING THE COLLEGE AREA WERE UNABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES. THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT THE REAL REASONS FOR STUDENT DROPOUTS WERE DIFFICULT TO FIND IN AN INVESTIGATION OF THIS KIND. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO OVERCOME SUCH PROBLEMS OF TRANSFERRAL FROM ONE COURSE TO ANOTHER, LOSS OF MOVING STUDENTS, AND OPTIMUM CLASSROOM UTILIZATION. (THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM AFRICAN ADULT EDUCATION, P.O. BOX 1341, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. 10 PAGES.) (PT)
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Identifiers: Evlyn Hone College (Zambia); ZAMBIA