project work seeks to find out the causes of indiscipline among students in
public secondary school. A case study of Egor Local Government Area in Edo
State. During the survey, data were collected through the use of the
questionnaire in four selected public secondary schools.
research examined important aspects of indiscipline, both in the light of
psychological knowledge and of the overall task of the society, school, its
administrators, and its teaching staff and parents. The imperative of
indiscipline, its causes, types and solutions are discussed in the project.
Pedagogical, social and psychological techniques are proffered. Importantly, we
concluded that all the agent and agencies of education need to put hands on
deck in order to prevent and curb this social menace called indiscipline in our
public secondary school.
1.1Background of study
1.2Statement of problem
1.3Objective of study
1.5Significance of the study
1.6Scope and limitation of study
1.7Definition of terms
2.1Meaning of indiscipline
2.2Types of indiscipline
2.3Problems of indiscipline
2.4Possible solution to indiscipline
3.1Population of the study
3.2Sample and sampling procedure
3.4Validity and technology of the instrument
3.5Method of data analysis
4.1Presentation of data
4.2Analysis of data
Summary of findings
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
For obvious reasons, we might be tempted to undermine the theme of
this paper. Reasons are not far fetched; the topic most academic will say is
trite and is of commonplace discourse in the nook and cranes of the country and
the world at large. However, we make bold to state here that these are mere
assumptions. The topic demands our serious consideration and resolution because
of its visible impediment to national growth and development. Beside, it is a
topic of all times. That is its currencies are without doubt apparent.
This being so, a clear understanding of the topic begin with an
espies on the meaning of the key term indiscipline. Indiscipline, a derivative
of the world, discipline, according to the chambers Twentieth century
dictionary is a mode of life in accordance with rules, subjection to control.
The oxford advanced learners dictionary defines it as lack of
control in the behaviour of a group of people. Tuluhi and Bello (1980) assert
that indiscipline is the breaking of rules and regulation of institutions.
According to Uwagie-Ero et al (2002) indiscipline is a state of disorder used
by lack of training and control. To this end, indiscipline can simply be seen
as mode of life NOT in conformity with rules and regulations capable of
obstructing the smooth and orderly, functioning of the school system.
Adeyemo (1985) school rules and regulations in most cases do
affect students more than any other thing because are made by the school
authorities. In order to guide and protect the students while in school. The
problem of indiscipline is more apparent among secondary school students;
indiscipline among them has attracted serious attention of scholars and
administrators. These scholars and administrators attribute indiscipline among
public secondary school students to their state of development. They opine that
when students notice certain biological changes signaling maturity in the
course of their growth and development, they tend to misbehave by faulting
schools rules and regulations (Mukharjee, 1985).
The causes of indiscipline are based on the acts of indiscipline
among students in public secondary school range from deviation from simple
norms and instructions of heinous crimes infact, the list is inexhaustible.
Ozula, (1986) listed some act of indiscipline which include disobedience,
absenteeism, violence, dishonesty, arson, idleness disorderliness, laziness,
vandalization, quarrelling, fighting, rioting, wickedness, smuggling, jealousy,
gossip, drunkenness, greed, selfishness, discriminations, corruptions, bribery,
drug abuse, sex abuse, and raping other are lawlessness, kidnapping, murder,
oppression, misappropriation of fund and management. Disobedience is the mother
of indiscipline. According to the Holy Bible, from the book Genesis 1:26,3:6,
22-23 says that God created the world and made man above everything therein
still man sinned-disobeyed God by eating the forbidding fruit the consequence
of this indiscipline was great, god cursed man and drove him out of the
1.2STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This study is geared towards the investigation of the survey of
the causes of indiscipline among students in public secondary school and how to
curb it. The following shall stand as the basis research question.
1.3OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to:
i.Find out societal influence on indiscipline
ii.Find out whether home background cause students
iii.Investigate how poor school administration causes
iv.Find out if the influence of peer group has in
any way contributed to the level of students indiscipline in school.
v.Find out the effect of the mass media on
The following shall stand as the basis of the research
1.What are the problems and solutions causes of
indiscipline among public secondary school?
2.How does societal morals contribute to
3.Does home background contribute to indiscipline?
4.How does poor school administration affects
student’s in-disciplinary behaviour?
5.Does peer group influence cause indiscipline?
1.5SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this is to identify the causes and solutions
of indiscipline among schools. These findings will go along way in exposing
teachers and other school workers to the major causes of indiscipline in
schools. And these will help the teachers in curbing indisciplinary behaviour
in schools. Again, as a result of this research work, principals see their
shortcomings and evolve a more effective approach to teaching and school
Lastly, the findings of the study would help both parents, teachers
and school administrators, government and society in general in knowing the
various party they should play which could lead to indiscipline.
1.6DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
Indiscipline: It means deviating from the accepted norms rules and
regulation of the school society. It also means lack of self control and
Discipline: with its relationship to this study, it is the
adherence to rules and regulations governing the schools.
Drug abuse: The act of habitually given or taking of drugs
(especially harsh drugs)
Sex abuse: Unapproved and indiscriminate sexual acts.
Vandalization: Willful destructions of school or other students
Riots: This takes the form of open confrontation and consequent
revolt against school authorities for trivial reasons that are often over
amplified by some militant students.
Trite: It is often used and so dull.
Heinous: Very wicked.
Oppression: ways to repression students.
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