This research work was undertaken to find
out the problems of indiscipline on the academic performance of secondary
school students. Five secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo
State were used on the course of study. The researcher adopted the
questionnaire method in collecting information. All raw scores obtained were
analyzed using percentages during the course of the research, the researcher
was able to identify some of these problems of indiscipline on the academic
performance of secondary school students, based on the observations and oral
interview that the following indiscipline were practiced by the students such
as lateness to school, smoking, fighting, theft,. Truancy and telling of lies
to escape punishment, insult and assault and many others. Having taken an
overview of the whole work by given some result-oriented recommendations
towards effective and efficient of problems of indiscipline of the academic
performance of secondary school students should be given. Suggestions for
further study on the topic was recommended.
Background of the study
Statement of problem
The purpose of study
Significance of the study
Definition of terms
The concept of indiscipline
The causes of indiscipline and the effect on academic performance
The causes of indiscipline
Types of indiscipline
Measures for controlling indiscipline in secondary schools
Population of the study
Sample and sampling
Techniques of data analysis
Validation of instrument
Findings, recommendations and conclusion
Recommendations of the findings
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
is an act of not conforming to order, policies procedures, rules and
regulations of a society. The issue of indiscipline is one of the social
problems among the Nigerian you, the whether in post secondary school, higher
learning. The effects of indiscipline are manifested in all works of life
including the smooth running of schools.
civilized society, the fostering of discipline is a necessary condition on the
maintenance of law and order. It is a pre-requisite for the promotion of
political, social and economic development of a society or nation achieves is
to a large extent a function by its various organs and what they are able to
inculcate on the youth is very essential in order to ensure loyalty of the
citizens and to the social and economic development of the country.
The national policy of
education (1981) stated the purpose of education as follows:
a good society where all its members can use their disposal to develop all the
natural resources within the environment in pursuit of the self goal and
objective? There are been a considerable exhibition of indiscipline in school
of which a lot of bad behaviour such as smoking, drunkenness, stealing,
gambling. Bribery, corruption and drug addiction flourished. In fact, it was in
realization of these problems that led to the launching of the ethical war
against indiscipline (W.A.I.) by the Buhari military regime in 1984.
as agent of socialization could have significant impact on the child. This is
evident from the fact that is the first place, which the child learns about the
environment and the world at large. Parents inculcate in the child their
acquired behavioural patterns. The school as agent of socialization and
training is responsible for molding our future leader and improving manpower
needed in our society. Indiscipline rears its ugly head through the form of
lack of local commitment and dedication to work, lateness to work. Absenteeism,
neglect of duty and parents who feels less concern about their children by
going out to work very early and coming late when the children are already
asleep. All these have a way of retarding progress of work and also limit out
effectiveness and efficiency.
as an organization should be able to delivers humanitarian services, which is
geared towards the betterment to the government and the society. Such as the
ability to inculcate moral, punctuality, regularity, honesty and dedication of
work. This means the school should be able to produce disciplined Pupils who
will later become good citizens are free from any indiscipline act be it drug
addiction, gambling, truancy school or other vices. Indiscipline, which serves
as a major source of some social vices in Nigeria is of great concern to the
parents, government and teachers such vices include stealing, pocket picking,
drug abuse among youth also constitute nuisance to the government and society.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
is concerned with the investigation of the causes of indiscipline among
students in secondary schools and how it affects the academic performance of
the child; the danger of indiscipline in school as well as its influence on the
child cannot be over emphasized. The school environment, teachers, parents,
society, peer groups have their individual and collective role.
In order to
understand this study, the following problems areas need to be investigated.
1.That indiscipline affects the academic
performance of the students.
2.That indiscipline contributes to the poor
performance of the child
3.That indiscipline can be attributed to parents’
inability to meet the child needs.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
set out to achieve the following aims.
1.To investigate whether parents are in a way,
either knowingly or unknowingly in school.
2.To determine whether the nature of the school
administration has influenced the indiscipline exhibited by the students.
3.To investigate whether the socio economic factor
in Oredo Area of Edo State has any influenced on indiscipline among secondary
following shall from the basic research questions.
1.Is there any different between indiscipline and
the academic performance of students in schools.
2.Does socio-economic background of parents
encourage student’s indiscipline in school?
3.Does the nature of school administration
encourage indiscipline among students in the school?
4.Do too many rules and regulations encourage
indiscipline in school?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
is significant because it reveals the degree of indiscipline among students in
Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. The observation so made help in
arresting the problem. It is also significant and important to the development
of children mostly in this our complex society where drug addiction, gambling,
stealing, bribery and corruption not to mention but a few has become the order
of the day. Some parents on the other hand have contributed to the major causes
of indiscipline today in our society. Take for example a parent who has a child
or children in school and refuse to carter for their needs or assist them in
their academic is indirectly telling the child to look for solution elsewhere
which may lead this child or children going of their peers or friends outside.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
has been limited to five secondary schools out of the entire ninety-six
secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area in Edo State. they include;
Secondary School; and
Secondary School. all in Oredo Local Government Area in Edo State.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
following definition is important for the successful completion of this project.
Act or habit of staying away from school without permission.
School administration –
Is a formularized syustem which plans and co-ordinate organs of school (stating
reporting and evaluating of all matter of the entire school affairs).
In this context of this study, it means the absence of discipline in the form
of disobedience, absenteeism, non-challant attitude, lateness to school,
negligence of duty etc.
As it relate to this study is the adherence to rules and regulations governing
In Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State which is the
ruined and character to produce self control, habit of obedience etc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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