In era of science and technology, disciplinary problems among secondary school students are getting out of hand. It is, therefore, imperative that action be taken by all sectors of society to eradicate these disciplinary problems.
The school authorities play an important role in this fight against disciplinary problems in school. All teacher need to be vigilant and on the lookout for any form of indiscipline, even those as minor as absenteeism. They also need to investigate fights no matter how small as these are symptoms of more serious problems. Preventive measures such as strict enforcement of school rules and appropriate punishments are extremely necessary nowadays. Public caning and expulsion of repeat offenders of serious misconduct such as fighting, gangsterism and extortion, are highly recommended.
In order for the schools to effectively combat indiscipline, the full support of the Ministry of education is necessary. The ministry could provide special training for heads of schools and discipline teachers. In addition, discipline teachers and counselors should be given teaching loads so that they can better carry out their special responsibilities. Moreover, the ministry could provide financial support to improve facilities in schools to gainfully occupy the students.
Parents are also an important group of people who can help eradicate disciplinary problems in secondary schools. Parents have a very important role to play in ensuring the good behavior of their children at all times. They should not leave the responsibility of educating their children solely on the shoulders of school teachers. They should constantly monitor their children’s whereabouts and make it a point to get to know their children’s friends. Besides that, parents should be aware of the activities that their children are engaged in. a good way of keeping tabs on the going-on in schools is to play an active role in the parent-teacher association.
Finally, the police can also be...