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Global Research Journal of Education

ISSN: 2408-6894 Vol. 5 (7), pp. 638-645, July 2017

 

Full Length Research Paper

 

Study analysis on the causes and remedies to apathy among undergraduate students in Makerere University

 

Bikutwala Alikuraira

 

Accepted 26 March, 2015

This study focused on the causes of apathy among undergraduate students in Makerere University using the College of Education and External Studies, School of Education as the case study. It sought to establish the causes and possible solutions to the challenge of academic apathy among undergraduate students. The study adopted a descriptive cross sectional survey case study design, and a total of 359 respondents comprising students, the college academic and non-academic staff and purposively sampled students’ parents/guardians were interviewed. It was established that there are institutional, administrative, and students based causes of apathy and the solutions are pegged to the specific cause.

Key words: Economics of education, apathy, philosophy of education, socialization and education.