An evaluation of the implementation of re-entry policy in primary schools: A case of Ndola District, Zambia
Mavis Mudenda, Esau G Mbewe
The study investigated the implementation of re-entry policy in primary schools in Ndola district and how teachers in primary schools perceive the policy. A case study was used to evaluate the implementation of the re-entry policy. Questionnaires, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions were used to collect data. The sample comprised 35 teachers and 30 pupils. The study established that the re-entry policy is not well implemented as the guidelines stipulates despite it being introduced in Zambia two decades ago. The study also established that the re-entry policy gives girls a second chance to continue with their education and an economic standing in future. However it is misunderstood by pupils and has resulted in the decay of morals. The study recommended that all primary schools should fully participate in the re-entry policy process to ensure re-admission of the teenage mothers. The study also suggested that a lot of sensitization on the re-entry policy should be done to both teachers and parents.
Mavis Mudenda, Esau G Mbewe. An evaluation of the implementation of re-entry policy in primary schools: A case of Ndola District, Zambia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 509-517