The role of School discipline towards students' Academic Performance in Dar es salaam Region, Tanzania

Mussa , Lilian (2015) The role of School discipline towards students' Academic Performance in Dar es salaam Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to find out the role of school discipline on students’ academic performance. The study had four objectives; to examine the suitability of set rules and regulations in best performing and least performing schools; to examine the mechanisms in place that ensures that students’ abides to prescribed rules and regulations; to examine how the students punishment management influence academic performance and to investigate how the administration of school rules and regulation contribute to students’ academic performance. The research was conducted at Kinondoni district. It employed descriptive research design. Instruments were questionnaires, interview guides and observation check list. Five schools were selected. Data was collected and analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings shows that best performing school has suitable school rules and regulation, use and implement different mechanism, apply fair and consistence punishment, also had suitable rules and regulations contrary to least performing schools which had unsuitable rules and regulation, do not well use and implement different mechanisms, apply unfair and inconsistence punishment and had written rules which had no supervision. Conclusion students should be aware of school rules and regulation, fair, consistence punishment, same mechanisms to communicate, motivation, recruitment and selection procedure to teachers and students. Recommendation there should be meeting between schools to share experiences on discipline-related matters vis-à-vis academic performance. Government should motivate teachers in least performing schools. Parents-teachers relationship should be established. Further research can be carried out focusing on the role of school discipline on students’ academic performance in the counties or the whole country for comparative analysis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:15

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