Abstract: The study investigated the causes of drop out in schools as perceived by schools in Idanre Local Government. Four research questions were raised for the study. The population consists of all secondary schools students in Idanre. One hundred and 60 students were randomly selected from the schools. A questionnaire tag drop out in schools was used (QDS) adapted Likert scale. The instrument had a reliability coefficient of 0.68. The data collected were analysis frequency count, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The study revealed that factors resident in students and parents contributed to the rate of drop out of students. Drop out of students was rampant among the female students in Idanre Local Government Area. Based on these findings, it was recommended that parents should play their parental roles adequately by bring their children up well and providing for their basic needs. Periodic lecture and symposium on the value of education should be given to the students in the area.
C.S. Ayodele and F.O. Bada , 2007. Causes of Drop out in Schools as Perceived by Secondary School Students in Idanre Local Government . The Social Sciences, 2: 327-330.