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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 4(3), pp. 063-070, May 2014

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

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 @, richnyika @


*Corresponding Author’s Email: mkurebwa @, mtkurebwa @


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 management programmes.
Keyterms; truancy, teachers, primary schools, strategies.

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