The Factors Affecting Female Literacy Rate in Rural Areas of Kech
Keywords:Female literacy rate, Educational facilities, Poverty, Parents negligence and awareness, Socio-cultural norms, Rural areas
In the present study, the researchers explored various factors that affected the female literacy rate in rural areas of district Kech. Females are considered to be the first educators of the new generation, and as well as the literacy of females is considered to be a significant symbol for the socio-economic development of any country. However, the nature of the present study was quantitative, and the research type was explanatory and exploratory. The universe of the study was the rural areas of district Kech. And sampling units were the heads of the female primary schools, teachers of female primary schools and parents of the females. Thus, convenience sampling was used to distribute the response, and the data collection tool was a structured questionnaire. The recommended sample was 230. Data were analyzed through SPSS software. The study's findings revealed various factors affecting the female literacy rate in rural areas of district Kech. The factors which affected the female literacy rate were; poor policy implementation, social and cultural norms, shortage of teachers, early age marriage, lack of awareness, parents’ negative attitude, long distance, domestic chores, ghost schools, poverty, lack of facilities, religion misinterpretation, teacher’s absenteeism, lack of infrastructure and buildings, illiterate parents, political interference, the security issue of rural areas. Government should provide basic facilities, better teacher training, technologically equipped classrooms and a school environment for quality education in rural areas of Kech.
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