Examining the implementation of the disciplinary code and its impact on students’ behaviour in St. Teresa’s college of education
Keywords:indiscipline, school rules, human institution, students, behaviour
Discipline is vital in human organisations. Order is vital to achieving institutional goals. School indiscipline is on the rise in Ghana. Order is slowly giving way to chaos. Many students seem to love disobedience. Students have embraced indiscipline. Daily, terrible situations like open confrontations, property destruction, vulgarity, drug misuse, exam malpractice, larceny, and defiance of school rules and regulations are reported in schools and by the media. Almost every P.T.A meeting has touched on this subject. It has become a source of concern, and everyone wonders why. So, this study looked at student misconduct at St. Teresa's College of Education in Hohoe. The study's major goal is to analyse the disciplinary code and student behaviour at St. Teresa's College of Education and give recommendations. To achieve this, a sample of first, second, and third-year students and tutors from St. Teresa's College of Education was chosen. This study employed a descriptive survey design. A questionnaire was used to obtain the data. The questionnaire was developed for tutors and students who couldn't respond instantly owing to their jobs or accessibility. We evaluated and examined the collected data to ensure its correctness. All responses were categorised for easier examination. The results were compiled to provide a visual representation of the findings. The study concluded that enforcing school rules and regulations is the best way to maintain school discipline. To avoid indiscipline and student riots, it was suggested that the college administration not only involve students in decision-making but also obtain consensus with students on allowance deductions.
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