Indiscipline in Public Secondary Schools in Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State.

Abstract

Indiscipline is a problem in our secondary schools. The incessant occurrence of chaotic situations and sometimes criminal behaviour of the students are causes for concern for parents, teachers and government.  The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of indiscipline amongst secondary schools students in Yenagoa Local Government Area.  Three research questions were used to direct the study.  While the selection of the study samples was from the population.  A structured and validated rating scale designed in two sections was the main instrument for the collection of data.  The collected data were analyzed and presented in tabular form using various indiscipline acts exhibited by students.  The analysis indicated that indiscipline is caused by the home environment, the school environment, and the society at large to a large extent. The parental absence and poor moral upbringing of the child have resulted in the numerous acts of indiscipline.  It was therefore recommended that parents should not neglect their children, but sees them as more important than the jobs they do for a living.   The society should not over-emphasis on material gains more than morality and ethics.  Government should properly fund education.  In other to stem indiscipline, specific disciplinary actions should be meted out against indiscipline students, to discourage others from being unruly. 

Keywords: Government, Indiscipline, Parents, Students, Teachers


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