FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR INDISCIPLINE AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN IBARAPA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Abstract
This study is on the Factors responsible for indiscipline among pupils. Five objectives were raised which included; to ascertain the factors responsible for indiscipline of pupils in primary school, to ascertain whether teacher’s attitude towards the pupils contributes to indiscipline among primary school pupils, to ascertain whether Parents attitude towards their children contributes to indiscipline among primary school pupils, to ascertain the relationship between causes of indiscipline among pupils and pupil academic performance, to suggest the possible solutions which may help to being an end to the problem of indiscipline in our primary schools. In line with these objectives, two research hypotheses were formulated and two null hypotheses were posited. The total population for the study is 200 staff from different primary schools in Ibarapa East Local Government, Oyo state was selected randomly. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made up principals, vice principals administration, senior staff and junior staff was used for the study.

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study
Indiscipline may be said to be as old as the time when men started to organize him into society and consequently made laws to order the affairs of men in a social set up. In the Holy Scripture Cain exhibited some form of indiscipline when he out of envy murdered his brother Abel in their abode. We have heard of people engaging in indiscipline behavior on daily basis. Many of our pupils today especially those in our primary school exhibit various forms of indiscipline in form of juvenile delinquency. This could be in the form of arson, murder and robbery etc. these acts involve both adult and youths, the rate of indiscipline tends to be on the increase in the modern world. Africa is not an exception of this general increase in the young stars, negative attitude to constituted authority. This rate of indiscipline tends to be on an increase despite the various measure taken by successive government most especially Nigeria, to curb the menace among our pupils so as to bring about a socially stable society.

We read our newspapers and hear from the electronic media of pupils in the country committing all forms of crimes ranging from the violation of parental regulations to truancy, stealing, assault, robbery and other socially undesirable behaviors. Available information shows that our pupils are most frequently implicated in the acts of indiscipline that in every five caught for a criminal offence; there are usually young stars. These offence ranges from drugs and robbery. During the military rule, several measures were put in place to curb the trends, on its assumption to power on the 31st December 1983, the government of general Mohammuadu Buhari (Rtd) made it known that one of the causes of our problems in our country (Nigeria) was indiscipline and as such, the war against indiscipline (WAI) was introduced into all aspects of the life of the nation. Also our past head of states, General Sani Abacha (Lt) on assumption I office (1993) launched the war against indiscipline and corruption (WAIC), President Olusegun Obasanjo also launched independent corrupt practices commission (ICPC) and economic financial crime commission (EFCC). This was aimed at checking the various corrupt practices in our society. Despite all these commendable effort of our youth are still very much indiscipline. The Nigeria youth is yet to embrace the principles behind the war against indiscipline and corruption program even when he is supposed to have great roles to play in the success of the program. There is often the saying that our youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but from what happens on a daily basis, one is forced to wonder if actually the youths are the future leader of tomorrow, if they could actually be entrusted with the leadership roles of the futures, people from various works of life have expressed concern. Olusegun Obasanjo formal president and head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria lamented over the rate of indiscipline in the Nigeria society. He pointed accusing fingers to most youths and adults noting that they suffering from what he called social, moral, political and economic indiscipline. Also formal head of state general Ibrahim Babaginda confirmed the obvious fact that the rate of indiscipline and crime among youths was growing fast. He said “moral decadence is threatening the nation as evidenced by the get rich quick syndrome that pervaded all facts of the society. Crimes of violence in which our young stars are involved in indication of the malaise which affects most of our communities”. (Daily Times 26th December, 1985. pp 1). The problems of indiscipline among pupils are fast becoming a canker worm that is eaten deeper and deeper in to the fabric of our society and thereby constituting a greater threatens to the stability of the nation. Indiscipline of various types has eaten deep into the fabric of the social system, it is a problem that is increasing at a fast rate and needs prompt attention. We have come to notice that hardly any family exists without a child possessing one trait of indiscipline or the other. It is either the child steals, is rude, not well mannered, runs away from classes, and or at time if the child is a female, it may be that she posses indulgent sexual acts which may create great concerns for the parents. It is also possible that the child is one way or the other drug addict. In whatever way it is viewed whether the child exhibits any of these features or many others, which are socially undesirable, such a child is certainly a problem to the family and the society at large. It is also sad, to note that pupil’s indiscipline has had a lot of negative effects on the school system and learning, many academic calendar are being disrupted as a result of this indiscipline many pupils now form themselves into gangs, they threaten the life of fellow pupils and even teachers. It is as a result of this indiscipline that we now have secreted societies or secrete cults even in our primary and primary schools. is is necessary for the nation to pay attention to the frequent indiscipline among our pupils, if she is to achieve fame and progress in all field of human endeavor. This is because the fate of any nation depends on the youths she breeds, as they are the leaders of tomorrow.

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The problem of pupil’s indiscipline is to be well attended to by parents, teachers/school administrators and all these involved in the upbringing of the pupils in the country, if lasting solutions are to be found in it. To this end, we all stand to gain in no small measure of pupils refrain from indiscipline behaviors and become discipline.

1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The main objective of this study is the Factors responsible for indiscipline among pupils. But for the successful completion of the study; the researcher intends to achieve the following sub-objectives;

1. To ascertain the factors responsible for indiscipline of pupils in primary school

2. To ascertain whether teacher’s attitude towards the pupils contributes to indiscipline among primary school pupils.

3. To ascertain whether Parents attitude towards their children contributes to indiscipline among primary school pupils.

4. To ascertain the relationship between causes of indiscipline among pupils and pupil academic performance

5. To suggest the possible solutions which may help to being an end to the problem of indiscipline in our primary schools

1.4 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;

H0: there are no factors responsible for indiscipline of pupils in primary school

H1: there are factors responsible for indiscipline of pupils in primary school

H02: there is no significant relationship between causes of indiscipline among pupil and pupil academic performance

H2: there is a significant relationship between causes of indiscipline among pupil and pupil academic performance

1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is expected that the result of this study would be useful to parents and the society. School administrators, teachers, government and policy makers in their effort to put an end to the problem of pupils indiscipline specifically the out-come of this work would assist parents and society in monitoring the activities of their children through the results of this study, school heads, will discover what negative role they play and which in turn affect events that can lead to indiscipline in school. They will then adjust their administrative loopholes and forge ahead for a well-disciplined schools system. Teachers are expected to know from this study how pupil’s indiscipline is being carried out around them and employ means of eradicating the trend. The study would also be useful to the government and policy makers in formulating policies that will ensure a disciplined and patriotic behavior on the part of the pupils. The overall aim of this study is the complete wiping out of indiscipline among out pupils so that teaching learning atmosphere will be conducive and free dangers. In such an environment, there will be better enhancement of knowledge.

1.6 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The scope of the study covers the Factors responsible for indiscipline among pupils. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;

a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study

b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.

c) Organizational privacy: Limited Access to the selected auditing firm makes it difficult to get all the necessary and required information concerning the activities

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