Keywords: educational stakeholder, adolescent mother, alternative secondary education pathway (ASEP), re-admission.
Abstract: This study aimed to identify the contributions of stakeholders to implementing re-admission of adolescent mothers in public alternative secondary education pathways in Ilemela District. The study used a mixed research approach and an embedded mixed-method research design. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative data. Simple random sampling, purposive sampling, and stratified random sampling were applied to obtain a sample size of 111 respondents. Data was gathered using questionnaires, interviews, and a documentary review. The content and face validity of the instrument were checked. Also, the reliability of the instruments was checked, and a correlation coefficient of 0.7 shows that the instruments were valid and reliable. Data gathered from questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics aided by Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 21, and data collected from interviews and documentary reviews was analyzed thematically. The findings revealed various contributions made by stakeholders in implementing the program, like the provision of teaching and learning materials, paid teachers’ allowances and fee compensation, financial assistance, guidance, and counseling. The study concluded that the re-admission program should be improved by constructing more centers, providing the resources needed for learning and daycare centers for taking care of babies of adolescent mothers, and promoting more education about the program to parents and adolescent mothers to encourage many more adolescent mothers to join and reduce the burden of having uneducated mothers in society in the future.
Article Info: Received: 13 Sep 2023, Received in revised form: 20 Oct 2023, Accepted: 03 Nov 2023, Available online: 10 Nov 2023
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