Thursday, July 26, 2012

Discipline in schools

Over the years there has been a significant decrease in discipline in schools. More and more learners are losing their sense of respect, discipline and dignity. Seeing learners walking around in communities during school hours has become a norm. School uniforms are degraded by learners as they are worn incorrectly while smoking.

It is very difficult for teachers to maintain a constructive teaching enviroment when learners refuse to cooperate and parents are not involved. Teachers are teaching in enviroments where they themselves feel at risk. This cannot continue in our schools. All communities, parents and teachers have to work together to create change. Schools are managed by principals and teachers not learners. It is vital for schools to go back to being places of learning and development for learners, so as to ensure a society of individuals that is productive and effective. Let us create change as individuals and communities.

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