|Title||TRACING THE CAUSES OF DROPOUTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS (BOTH MALE AND FEMALE) AND MOTIVATING THE DROPOUTS TO ENROL IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS IN JAWADHU HILLS, VELLORE DISTRICT|
Dr.X.John Paul, Dr. J. Karthikeyan & Dr. A. Dunston Rajkumar
VIT University, Vellore, INDIA
Increasing dropouts in Jawadhu Hills is a burning issue today. It implies that government policies for the public should help in solving this issue. This project attempts to examine and find out the various causes of dropouts in government and forest high school (Both Male and Female) in Jawadhu Hills Block of Tribal Community in Vellore District and suggest the measures to control the dropout level and in addition to that motivates the dropouts to enrol in schools for the better future of Scheduled Tribal community. This study includes parents, teachers and students community of Jawadhu Hills in Vellore district. There are more than 101 (One hundred and one) both government schools and Forest schools. The majority students of the schools belong to Schedule Tribe. Only ten schools were chosen as sample using simple random sampling technique. We used interview and questionnaire method to collect the information. The major causes of these dropouts are illiteracy, Poverty, parents’ ignorance of the importance of education, unemployment of the educated adults, lack of awareness programme conducted exclusively to the Tribals. This project also projects that if the government provides the continuous awareness programme to Tribal community, strengthening the school teachers, increasing the scholarships, proper monitoring of the needs of the school children, providing job opportunities to the educated adults would motivate the Tribals to send all the children to schools and even the uneducated parents will learn the value of education and the number of drop outs will naturally come down.