Gender and primary school dropout in Sudan
Girls' education and retention in Red Sea State
Undertaken as part of an EU-funded national programme focused on primary education and retention in the five states in Sudan with the lowest basic education completion rates, this article discusses factors affecting the education and retention of girls in Red Sea State. The aim is to provide a deeper and more comprehensive understanding and analysis of the challenges that girls in particular face in accessing schooling, staying in school, and completing the primary cycle (grades 1–8). The article provides insights into the processes of dropout and indicators of risk factors that can be used to predict dropout for girls.