This study was designed to find out those
factors that are responsible for pupils lateness to school in Agabi primary
school in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Delta State. The incessant
occurrence of chart and some time criminal behaviour not only by the audit
population, but also the students of this country in recent times has since
began to give cause of concern, particularly to parents, government and school
administrators. Questionnaires from a sample of four (4) primary school,
students consisting of (hundred) primary school students selected at random
from Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Delta State were analysed. It was
found or observed that the parents or audience, societal customs and ways of
life, can one way or the other causes students lateness to school. It was
recommended that parents and audience should try as much as possible to send
their children to school on time and the pupils should try and live home early
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Objective of the study
Significance of study
Scope of the study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Study area or study location
Population and subject sampled
Data collection procedure
Description of statistical techniques
Analysis of data collection
Conclusion and recommendations
OF THE STUDY
Lateness to school started long ago, every where in a way that
cannot be controlled in recent time. The problem of lateness has eaten deep
into Nigeria children the problem of pupils lateness to school has now turn to
national problem. Lateness merely means arriving after expected time.
Children commonly miss their school or coming lately because of
their usual habits, such as waking up late due to laziness: rushing of undone
assignment, unprepared bath, breakfast or meals, clothes, their pack lunch etc.
and waiting for companions or friends coming to school the bus is late; and
sometimes because of some problems in their parent that affects them and
interest in coming to school seeing their with misunderstandings. A financial
support is another too. Kids like having many delightful possessions. They
would be and seeing their class mates with something they don’t have or
sometimes they are ashamed of coming to school.
Oxford advanced learners dictionary defined lateness as arriving
after the expected arrange or usual time. It is after the right, fixed, usual
or expected time; therefore lateness is the opposite of early. The question now
is what are the factors responsible for pupil’s lateness to school.
Authorities have wonder why scholars come late to school. But they
have not been able to make deep research into this problem in a bid of
providing solutions and recommendation, which would help to cure the problem.
This study will focus attention on the factors responsible for the
pupil’s lateness and an attempt to finding solution to this problem.
Lateness among school pupils is increasing and spreading.
Everywhere is a way that cannot be controlled in our societies. A close look at
the factors that are responsible for it, it’s the purpose of the study.
The importance of this can never be over liked in the process of
learning experience had shown that children who are habitual late comer never do
well in their academics, this is true because before their arrival it is very
likely for them missing some steps in the teaching/learning process. This will
affect their learning adversely.
Inspite of the efforts made by the teachers and the school authorities
to solve this problem. The children where still found indulging in late coming
in an attempt to know the factors responsible the teachers attributed it to the
parents while the parents hold the teacher to ransom. To some others, the
children themselves and the peers group influence are responsible.
With the result of this study, it is believed that solutions to
this problem will be provided as the factors responsible for the lateness are
identified and recommendations are made. The children will be better guided and
ways of overcoming their problems and like up to expectation as good children
In addition, this study will also help the nation as the children
will now develop the spirit of punctuality at school and becomes good citizen
in their future life.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that are
responsible for pupil’s lateness to school and re-address the problem by
providing possible suggestion, re7commendation and solution, which relate to pupils
lateness to school.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION
the distance between the pupils’ home and the school contribute to lateness to
lateness in waking up from sleep in the morning lead to lateness to school?
delay in preparation of food on time by parents contribute to lateness to
demand for needed school materials in the morning time lead to lateness to
lateness to school by teachers influence pupils lateness to school?
waiting for friends to get prepared lead to lateness to school?
hawking in the morning time before preparing to school lead to lateness to
playing on the way to school lead to lateness to school?
lack of performing well in school lead to lateness to school?
1.5 SIGNIFANCE OF STUDY
successful completion of this study pupils and parents will be exposing to the
various factors that are responsible for pupils lateness to school and to the
rightful measure necessary to eradicate this bad habit.
will help to motivate parents to make the children come early to school and
this will in turn improve the academic performance of the individual.
will enable the pupils to be discipline both at school and in future life.
is done within four (4) selected primary school in OrhionmwonLocal Government
Area of Delta State. The names of the selected schools is Agabi Primary school.
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
FACTORS: - This
refers to the conditions that affect the behaviour and development of the
physical conditions that exist in the pupils learning environment.
LATENESS: - This
refers to pupils getting to class daily, below the normal time schedule for the
PEER INFLUENCEL: - This
refers to the bad company of children a child associate with, which affect the
way the child, behaves and thinks.
PARENTAL IGNORANCE: - This
refers to the negative attitude of some parents who negative attitude of some
parents who back the knowledge and importance of providing their children with
education. This is because they are not aware of fast changing world of science
and technology in which they live.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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