The sparsely populated areas tend to have schools that are 10 kilometers or more away from the clusters that people
live in. This is a very long distance for children who walk on foot to school. This discourages children from going to
school because by the time they get to school they are
Is also a significant factor that leads to school dropouts. It is noted that most children in rural areas are
taken to gardens to scare birds from eating crops and those above the age 10 years work in stone mines and fishing.
Children exposed to child labor often get tired to concentrate at school.