Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(3), pp. 063-070, May 2014
Manuscript Number: 031314144
Strategies Employed by Primary School Teachers in Sadza Cluster in Managing Truancy
1Richard Nyika, *2Dr. Kurebwa Mercy
1Lecturer (Gweru Polytechnic).
2Senior Lecturer (Zimbabwe Open University).
Email: 1richnyika @ gmail.com, richnyika @ yahoo.co.uk
*Corresponding Author’s Email: mkurebwa @ yahoo.com, mtkurebwa @ gmail.com
This study looked at the strategies which were employed by
primary school teachers in Sadza cluster in managing truancy
in primary schools. A descriptive survey was carried out at
five randomly sampled schools. Structured interviews were
carried out with heads of schools and questionnaires were
administered to randomly sampled teachers. Documents were
analysed to establish the frequency of truancy in schools.
The results of the study indicated that truancy was rampant
in Sadza cluster. Some of the strategies used were
collaborative and dialogical solutions to the problems,
teacher-parent consultations and providing a motivating
curriculum. The study recommended that the peer group and
the community at large should be included in truancy
Keyterms; truancy, teachers, primary schools, strategies.
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