The Influence of Khat Market on Attainment of Primary Education in Mogadishu, Somalia

Bashir Ahmed Abshir


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of khat market on attainment of primary education in Mogadishu, Somalia. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design whose purpose is to describe the state of affairs and involves a method of collecting data by interviewing or administering questionnaires to a sample of individuals. The results of the questionnaire were then analyzed with the aid of SPSS. A sample size of 66 respondents of a targeted population of 220 was selected. The study found that there is a negative relationship between khat market and attainment of primary education.From the finding the study recommends that the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in conjunction with the Ministry of Woman and Human Rights Development should recognize and enforce the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation at the family level and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education. And also the study recommended that the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in conjunction with the school heads should provide special remedial and weekend programmes for school going children. These programmes should incorporate discussions on the impact of khat market on education.

Keywords: khat market, selling of khat, awareness level, peer influence, attainment of primary education.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-12-13

Publication date: April 30th 2020

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