THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG PUBLIC SECONDARY school STUDENTS
THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
The goal of this study was to look into the causes and effects of indiscipline among secondary school pupils in Edo State's esan Central Local Government Area. In recent times, the recurring incidence of disruptive and, at times, illegal activity not only by the audit population but also by children in this country has begun to create alarm, particularly among parents, government officials, and school administrators.
Questionnaires were analyzed from a sample of five secondary school students comprised of one hundred (100) senior secondary school students chosen at random from Esan Central. It was discovered, among other things, that societal customs and way of life can influence the child's positive or negative behavior, that parental absence and poor moral upbringing of the child can plague secondary school students with acts of indiscipline,
and that children from a high socio-economic background can engage in acts of indiscipline just as much as children from a low or middle socio-economic background.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
First Chapter – Introduction
Background of the Study
The study's thesis
The goal of the research
The significance of the research
The study's scope and limitations
Definition of Terms
The second chapter is a review of the literature.
Discipline/indiscipline is a notion.
Methodology of Research in Chapter Three
Design of research
Participants in the study
Samples and sampling methods
Instrument of investigation
Management of research instruments
Data analysis method
Data analysis and presentation in Chapter Four
Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendation in Chapter Five
INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER ONE
THE STUDY'S HISTORY
Indiscipline can be traced back to the time when men began to organize themselves into societies and, as a result, developed laws to govern the affairs of men in a social setting. Cain demonstrated some indiscipline in the Holy Scripture when he slaughtered his brother Abel in their home out of envy.
On a regular basis, we hear of people indulging in indisciplined behaviors. Today, many of our children, particularly those in secondary school, demonstrate various sorts of indiscipline in the form of juvenile delinquency. This could take the shape of fire, murder, or robbery, among other things. These behaviors involve both adults and children, and the rate of indiscipline un the modern world is on the rise.
Africa is not an exception to the overall growth in the number of young stars with a hostile attitude towards established authorities. Despite the various measures taken by successive governments, particularly in Nigeria, to curb the menace among our students in order to achieve a socially stable society, the prevalence of indiscipline continues to rise.
We read in the newspapers and hear on the television about students all around the country committing crimes ranging from violating parental laws to truancy, shoplifting, assault, robbery, and other socially unacceptable activities. According to available data, our pupils are most commonly embroiled in acts of indiscipline, with one in every five caught for a criminal crime being a young star.
These offences include narcotics and robbery. Several measures were put in place to curb the trends during the military rule. On its assumption of power on December 31, 1983, the government of General Mohammuadu Buhari (Rtd) made it known that one of the causes of our problems in our country (Nigeria) was indiscipline, and as such, the war against indiscipline (WAI) was introduced into all aspects of the nation's life.
Also, when General Sani Abacha (Lt) assumed government in 1993, he launched the War Against Indiscipline and Corruption (WAIC). President Olusegun Obasanjo established the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). (EFCC).
This was done to put a stop to the different corrupt practices in our society. Despite their admirable efforts, our youth remain largely indisciplined. Even though he is expected to play a significant part in the programme's success, the Nigerian youth has yet to adopt the concepts underlying the war on indiscipline and corruption.
People from various walks of life have expressed concern that our youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but based on what happens on a daily basis, one is forced to wonder if the youths are the future leaders of tomorrow, if they can be entrusted with the leadership roles of the futures. Olusegun Obasanjo, the formal president and head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has expressed concern over the level of indiscipline in Nigerian society.
He pointed accusing fingers at most youngsters and adults, stating that they were suffering from “social, moral, political, and economic indiscipline.” Also, the ceremonial head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida, confirmed the clear reality that young indiscipline and criminality were on the rise. He stated. “As evidenced by the get rich quick syndrome that pervades all aspects of society, moral decadence threatens the nation.
” Crimes of violence in which our young stars are implicated indicate a malady that affects the majority of our communities.” (daily Times 26th December, 1985. pp 1). Indiscipline among students is quickly becoming a canker worm that is eating deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society, posing a larger threat to the nation's stability. Indiscipline of various kinds has eaten deeply into the social system's fabric; it is an issue that is rapidly spreading and requires immediate response.
We've seen that almost no family has a youngster who exhibits some form of indiscipline or another. It is either the child steals, is rude, is ill-mannered, runs away from courses, or, if she is a female, she may engage in indulgent illiant sexual behaviors, which may cause tremendous concern for the parents. It is also likely that the youngster is a drug addict in some way. Whether the child exhibits any of these or many other socially undesirable characteristics, such a youngster is unquestionably a concern for the family and society at large.
It is also unfortunate to note that student indiscipline has had a significant negative impact on the school system and learning; many academic calendars are being disrupted as a result of this indiscipline, and many students have formed gangs, threatening the lives of fellow students and even teachers.
Because of this indiscipline, we now have secret organizations or secret cults in our primary and secondary institutions. If the nation aspires to gain reputation and growth in all fields of human endeavor, it must pay attention to the frequent indiscretion among our pupils. This is because the fate of any nation is determined by the youths it produces, as they will be the leaders of future.
SUMMARY OF THE PROBLEM
If long-term solutions are to be developed, the problem of student indiscipline must be addressed by parents, teachers/school administrators, and all those involved in the raising of students in the country. To that end, we all stand to benefit much if kids stop from indiscipline and become disciplined.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
This study will look into the causes and effects of student indiscipline in our school system. This is owing to the rising rate of indiscipline in various institutions across the country. This study's variables include societal influence, parental influence/upbringing, and parents' socioeconomic attainment.
There are numerous elements that contribute to student indiscipline in society. As a result, the purpose of this research was to identify the elements that contribute to indiscipline in our secondary schools. It will attempt to give recommendations for potential remedies to the problem of indiscipline in our high schools.
1. The following hypotheses are required to lead this study:
2. Does the child's upbringing and parental influence contribute to his or her indiscipline?
3. Does society as a whole promote indiscipline among pupils through its conventions and ways of life?
4. Does a child's indiscipline have anything to do with his or her parent's socioeconomic status?
IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
It is anticipated that the findings of this study would be beneficial to both parents and society. In their efforts to put an end to the problem of student indiscipline, school administrators, teachers, government, and policymakers, specifically the outcome of this work would assist parents and society in monitoring the activities of their children through the results of this study, school heads will discover what negative role they play, which in turn affect events that can lead to indiscipline in school.
They will then close administrative gaps and work towards a well-disciplined educational system. Teachers are intended to learn from this study how pupils' indiscipline is carried out around them and to implement methods to reverse the trend. The findings would also be valuable to the government and policymakers in developing regulations that will assure students' discipline and patriotism.
The overarching goal of this study is to completely eliminate indiscipline among our pupils so that the teaching learning environment is favorable and free of hazards. Knowledge will be better enhanced in such an environment.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The focus of the research is confined to secondary schools in Edo State's Esan central local government area. Due to the huge size of the local government areas and the potential for complications while covering the local government, the number of schools was lowered to five to ensure proper coverage. These schools were chosen at random by the local government.
DESCRIPTION OF TERMS
Youths: This is the state or period of time while you are young.
Students: Individuals enrolled at a college or university.
Discipline: Training, especially of the mind and character; a system of standards for behavior; a method of training.
Indiscipline: A lack of control over a group's behaviors. The paper identifies the root causes of school violence and indiscipline.
Juvenile delinquency: A phrase used to describe criminal behavior among persons under the age of sixteen.