IQ Research Journal-Open Access-ISSN:2790-4296

The Impact Of Early Marriage On Girls’ School Dropout In Somalia (Case Study).



Authors: Mohamud Ibrahim Abdi, Atanga Desmond Funwie. Paper Title: The Impact Of Early Marriage On Girls’ School Dropout

In Somalia (Case Study).

IQ Research Journal of IQ res. j. (2022)1(5): pp 01-10. Vol. 001, Issue 005, 05-2022, pp. 01351-01361

Received: 20 05, 2022; Accepted: 28 05, 2022; Published: 30 05, 2022


This study in carried out in Somalia and it is aimed at discovering the reasons behind
girls’ school dropout across the country. Its scope consisted some selected primary and
secondary schools across the country and the sample was 215 participants. The study
used interview and observation checklist as data collection tools. This study concluded
that early marriage significantly increases girls’ risk of school dropout in Somalia. This
significantly relates to cultural factors that value reproduction than education. The
study indicated the strength of the association and the frequency of reporting of early
marriage as the main reason for school dropout are remarkable enough to warrant the
conclusion that early marriage is a main driver of girls’ dropping out of school in
Somalia. It is recommended that parental awareness should be increased to ensure that
parents have value in education and as well inclusive education system should be
developed by the government to increase gender equality in education sector which
can lead socio-economic and political development across the country