Maintaining Discipline and Orderliness in Secondary Education System for National Development
AbstractThis study, a descriptive survey research design investigated startegies for maintaining discipline and orderliness in secondary schools in awkaEducation zone, Anambra State. Population was all the 68 principals and2085 teachers in secondary schools in Awka Education zone. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The researcher constructed questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated and the reliability co-efficient of 0.83 was obtained using PearsonProduct Moment Correlation Co-efficient. Data collected were analysed and tested using means, standard deviation and t-test respectively. The result revealed that all the strategies investigated were suitable for maintaining discipline and order and that neither principals nor teachers differ in their Mean Rating on the possible startegies for maintaining discipline and orderliness. It was recommended among others that principals, teachers and parents should be worthy models for the students and that government should post military personnel to help principals restore and maintain discipline in schools.
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