THE CAUSES AND EFFECT OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL: A CASE STUDY OF IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

THE CAUSES AND EFFECT OF
INDISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL: A CASE STUDY OF IKERE
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE
 07064961036
ABSTRACT
            The purpose of this study was to
investigate the causes and effects of indiscipline among secondary school
students in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The incessant
occurrence of chaotic and some time criminal behaviour not only by the audit
population but also the students of this country in recent times have since
begun to give cause for concern, particularly to parents, government and school
administrators. Questionnaires from a sample of five secondary schools students
consisting of hundred (100) senior secondary school students selected at random
from Ikere-Ekiti were analyzed. Among other things, it was found that the
societal customs and way of life can in one way or other influence the positive
or negative behaviour of the child, that parental absence and poor moral
upbringing of the child can plague the secondary school students of acts of
indiscipline and that children from a high socio-economic background can be
engaged in acts of indiscipline as well as children from the low or middle
socio-economic background 
TABLE OF
CONTENT

Chapter
One – Introduction

Background of
the study
Statement of the
study
Purpose of the
study
Hypothesis
Significance of
the study
Scope/delimitation
of the study
Definition of
terms

Chapter
Two – Literature Review

The concept of
discipline/indiscipline
Causes of
indiscipline
Effects of
indiscipline
Control measures

Chapter
Three-research Methodology

Research design
Population of
the study
Sample and
sampling techniques
Research
instrument
Administration
of research instrument
Method of data
analysis

Chapter
Four-data analysis and Presentation

Chapter Five- Summary, Conclusion and
Recommendation
Summary
Conclusion
Recommendations

References
   

Questionnaire           

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

            Indiscipline may be said to be as
old as the time when men started to organize himself into society and
consequently made laws to order the affairs of men in a social set up. In the
Holy Scripture Cain exhibited some form of indiscipline when he out of envy
murdered his brother Abel in their abode. We have heard of people engaging in
indiscipline behaviour on daily basis. Many of our students today especially
those in our secondary school exhibit various forms of indiscipline in form of
juvenile delinquency. This could be in the form of arson, murder and robbery
etc. these acts involve both adult and youths, the rate of indiscipline tends
to be on the increase in the modern world. Africa is not an exception of this
general increase in the young stars, negative attitude to constituted
authority. This rate of indiscipline tends to be on an increase despite the
various measure taken by successive government most especially Nigeria, to curb
the menace among our students so as to bring about a socially stable society.
            We read our newspapers and hear from
the electronic media of students in the country committing all forms of crimes
raging from the violation of parental regulations to truancy, stealing,
assault, robbery and other socially undesirable behaviours. Available
information shows that our students are most frequently implicated in the acts
of indiscipline that in every five caught for a criminal offence; there are
usually young stars. These offence ranges from drugs and robbery. During the
military rule, several measures were put in place to curb the trends, on its
assumption to power on the 31st December 1983, the government of
general Mohammadu 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 life of the nation.
Also our past head of states, General Sani Abacha (Lt) on assumption I office
(1993) launched the War Against Indiscipline and Corruption (WAIC), Presdient Olusegun
Obasanjo also launched Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and
Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). This was aimed at checking the
various corrupt practices in our society. Despite all these commendable effort
of our youth are still very much indiscipline. The Nigeria youth is yet to
embrace the principles behind the war against indiscipline and corruption
programme even when he is supposed to have great roles to play in the success
of the programme.
            There is often the saying that our
youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but from what happens on a daily basis, one
is forced to wonder if actually the youths are the future leader of tomorrow,
if they could actually be entrusted with the leadership roles of the futures,
people from various works of life have expressed concern. Olusegun Obasanjo
formal president and head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria lamented
over the rate of indiscipline in the Nigeria society. He pointed accusing
fingers to most youths and adults noting that they suffering from what he
called social, moral, political and economic indiscipline. Also formal head of
state general Ibrahim Babaginda confirmed the obvious fact that the rate of
indiscipline and crime among youths was growing fast. He said, “moral decadence
is threatening the nation as evidenced by the get rich quick syndrome that
pervaded all facts of the society. Crimes of violence in which our young stars
are involved in indication of the malaise which affects most of our
communities”. (daily Times 26th December, 1985. pp 1). The problem
of indiscipline among students is fast becoming a canker worm that is eaten
deeper and deeper in to the fabric of our society and thereby constituting a
greater threatens to the stability of the nation. Indiscipline of various types
has eaten deep into the fabric of the social system, it is a problem that is
increasing at a fast rate and needs prompt attention. We have come to notice
that hardly any family exists without a child possessing one trait of
indiscipline or the other. It is either the child steals, is rude, not well
mannered, runs away from classes, and or at time if the child is a female, it
may be that she posses indulgent illiant sexual acts which may create great
concerns for the parents. It is also possible that the child is one way or the
other drug addict. In whatever way it is viewed whether the child exhibits any
of these features or many others, which are socially undesirable, such a child
is certainly a problem to the family and the society at large.
It is also sad,
to note that student’s indiscipline has had a lot of negative effects on the
school system and learning, many academic calendar are being disrupted as a
result of this indiscipline many students now form themselves into gangs, they
threaten the life of fellow students and even teachers. It is as a result of
this indiscipline that we now have secreted societies or secrete cults even in
our primary and secondary schools. Is it necessary for the nation to pay
attention to the frequent indiscipline among our students, if she is to achieve
fame and progress in all field of human endeavour? This is because the fate of
any nation depends on the youths she breeds, as they are the leaders of
tomorrow.

STATEMENT
OF THE PROBLEM  

            The problem of student’s indiscipline
is to be well attended to by parents, teachers/school administrators and all
these involved in the upbringing of the students in the country, if lasting
solutions are to be found in it. To this end, we all stand to gain in no small
measure of students refrain from indiscipline behaviours and become discipline.
The problem of
indiscipline in schools has persisted over the years. These acts have either
been carried out individually by the students or as a group which result to
rioting or revolts. There is no doubt that student’s indiscipline generally
militates against effective teaching and learning and production of useful
acceptable members of the society. It is therefore, observed that some parents
appear to have denied their parental roles or responsibilities towards their
children. If the teachers are frustrated and lack motivation in themselves,
they are not likely to motivate other to learn or occupy their time in
productive education. The Government contributes to indiscipline by not providing
adequate facilities/equipment in the school. Community/Society influence
contributes to indiscipline among secondary school students due to economic
recession. Peer-group influence contributes to indiscipline among students in
the form of uncomfortable environment where the students are scared of their
parents.

PURPOSE
OF THE STUDY   

            This research is aimed at
investigating the causes and effects of student’s indiscipline in our school
system. This is due to the ever-increasing rate of indiscipline in these
schools nationwide. Some variables of this study include societal influence,
parental influence/upbringing and socio-economic attainment of parents. There
are many factors usually responsible for indiscipline of students in the
society. This work therefore, aimed at determine the factors responsible for
indiscipline in our secondary schools. It will try to make suggestions to the
possible solutions which may help to being an end to the problem of
indiscipline in our secondary schools.
HYPOTHESIS
            To guide this study, the following
hypotheses are necessary:
1.                 
Does the parental influence and upbringing of the child
contribute to the indiscipline of the child?
2.                 
Does the society at large encourage indiscipline among
students through its customs ways of life?
3.                 
Has the socio-economic attainment of a child’s parent
got anything to do with indiscipline of the child?

SIGNIFICANCE
OF THE STUDY  

            It is expected that the result of
this study would be useful to parents and the society. School administrators,
teachers, government and policy makers in their effort to put an end to the
problem of students indiscipline specifically the out-come 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 and which in turn affect events that can lead to indiscipline in
school. They will then adjust their administrative loopholes and forge ahead
for a well-disciplined schools system. Teachers are expected to know from this
study how student’s indiscipline is being carried out around them and employ
means of eradicating the trend. The study would also be useful to the
government and policy makers in formulating policies that will ensure a
disciplined and patriotic behaviour on the part of the students. The overall
aim of this study is the complete wiping out of indiscipline among out students
so that teaching learning atmosphere will be conducive and free dangers. In
such an environment, there will be better enhancement of knowledge.

SCOPE
OF THE STUDY   

            The research work is limited in
scope to secondary schools in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State. Due
to the large size of the local government areas and problems that may be
encountered in the process of covering the local government, the numbers of
schools were reduced to five to enhance adequate coverage. These schools were
selected randomly fro the local government.

DEFINITIONS
OF TERMS 

Youths: This is the state or time of
being young.
Students: A person who is studying at a
college or university
Discipline: Training especially of the
mind and character set of rules for conduct method by which training may be
given.
Indiscipline: Lack of control in the
behaviour of a group of people. The report identifies the causes of violence
and indiscipline in schools.
Juvenile delinquency: A term applied to
the criminal behaviour of those who are youthful age, under sixteen.  
online payment nigeria HOW TO ORDER FOR COMPLETE PROJECT MATERIAL

CLICK HERE TO GET THE COMPLETE PROJECT

Complete Project Price: ₦3,000 (We accept mobile transfer) » Bank Branch Deposits, ATM/online transfers (Amount: ₦3,000 NGN)
Bank: FIRST BANK Account Name: OMOOGUN TAIYE Account Number: 3116913871 Account Type: SAVINGS Amount: ₦3,000 AFTER PAYMENT, TEXT YOUR TOPIC AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO 07064961036 OR 08068355992 OR Click Here

Bank: ACCESS BANK Account Name: OMOOGUN TAIYE Account Number: 0766765735 Account Type: SAVINGS Amount: ₦3,000 AFTER PAYMENT, TEXT YOUR TOPIC AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO 07064961036 OR 08068355992 Click Here

Bank: HERITAGE BANK Account Name: OMOOGUN TAIYE Account Number: 1909068248 Account Type: SAVINGS Amount: ₦3,000 AFTER PAYMENT, TEXT YOUR TOPIC AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO 07064961036 OR 08068355992 Click Here
STEP 2.
Send Your Details and Project topic To us by filling this form.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


+ 33 = 36