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Expediency of School Board’s Warnings and Reprimands Strategies for Managing Students’ Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Longido District, Tanzania (Published)

This study assessed the expediency of school board warnings and reprimands strategies for managing students’ discipline in public secondary schools in Longido district. The study employed social control theory whereas convergent design under mixed research methods guided data collection and analysis. Probability and non-probability sampling techniques were used to obtain the study sample of sixty-five (65) respondents that consisted of 5 school boards chairpersons, 20 school board members, 5 heads of schools, 5 discipline teachers and 30 teachers. Interview guides and questionnaires was validated using research’s experts from department of education planning and administration before data collection. The reliability of questionnaires instruments ensured through Cronbach-alpha and interview guide by triangulation methods. Percentages, means and standard deviation were generated from the analysed descriptive data. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically and presented in words inform of verbatim quotations. The study revealed that warnings and reprimands is used by the school boards and school management in managing students’ discipline guided by sets of laws, regulations and standards aiming to avoid the occurrence of indiscipline and improve academic performance. Moreover, the study also found out that parental involvement and guidance and counselling strategies were used by school boards and school management managing students discipline matters before administering of warnings and reprimands. The study concluded that warnings and reprimands strategies were used by school boards in managing students’ discipline in public secondary schools in Longido district. The study recommends that the Ministry of Education Science and Technology should create awareness among public secondary schools’ stakeholder including teachers and parents on the procedures used by school boards in administering warnings and reprimands.  

Citation: Kobello E.K., Salema V., and Mashingia K (2022) Expediency of School Board’s Warnings and Reprimands Strategies for Managing Students’ Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Longido District, Tanzania, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.11, pp.1-15

Keywords: Students’ Discipline, school board, warnings and reprimands strategy