LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indiscipline In Schools, Need For Drastic Action

  In view of lack of indiscipline among some students in secondary schools in Osun State and other part of the country, in spite of the efforts of government, there is need for government to, as a matter of utmost importance take more drastic action, with a view to checking such cases. A situation whereby…”
Yusuf
March 30, 2018 6:15 pm

 

In view of lack of indiscipline among some students in secondary schools in Osun State and other part of the country, in spite of the efforts of government, there is need for government to, as a matter of utmost importance take more drastic action, with a view to checking such cases.

A situation whereby a secondary school student will continue to abuse a teacher and as well confront him or her openly is unacceptable and this portray total lack of indiscipline and unruly behavior on the part of the students.

I would  like to suggest the overhauling and restructuring of our education policy by the government and other stakeholders in the education sector as this measure will tend to curb the excess of students to some extent.

It is in my view that the free education policy adopted by some state governments across the country is no longer feasible, as students believe that since they are not paying for their education, they have nothing to lose, forgetting that they are toying with their future.

If school fees are introduced in secondary schools, it would enhance the standard of education, as parents and guardians would be committed to educate their wards on how to behave well in schools and the society at large, while the majority of the students would also have senses of belonging.

Experiences have shown that when you have a level of commitment in terms of payments of fees to the education of your children, you will have ways of continuously educating your children and monitoring their day-to-day activities, which would in turn guarantee discipline among the students.

Besides, the authorities in the education sector must be serious and firm, by ensuring that any student who misbehave is summarily suspended or given immediate expulsion as this will serve as deterrent to others.

I have to also suggest that government should introduce an effective orientation campaign, among the parents guardians and students so as to keep them informed on the importance of education to their future.

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