Article Number: DRJEVS55213242
ISSN: 2734-2174

Vol. 4(7), Pp. 227-237 October 2022

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Original Research Article

Time Management and Students’ Discipline in Secondary Schools in Namutumba District

Aisha Mbeya*


Kasiita Musa


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of management on pupil discipline in Nabweyo Sub County, Namutumba District. It was motivated by the understanding that the school’s degree of discipline was deteriorating at the expense of moral behaviour among students. The study had three goals: to determine the effectiveness of punishments on pupils’ discipline in Nabweyo Sub County, Namutumba District; to determine the effectiveness of rewards on pupils’ discipline in Nabweyo Sub County, Namutumba District; and to determine the effectiveness of reinforcing time management on pupils’ discipline in Nabweyo Sub County, Namutumba District. as well as line inquiries A cross-sectional survey design was used, with a multimethod approach that included qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods, as well as correlational and descriptive approaches. To collect data from 640 respondents, three study tools were used: interview schedules for head teachers and deputies, as well as questionnaires for head teachers, teachers, and pupil leaders. The field data was coded and entered the computer for analysis with SPSS. The data is analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings demonstrated that after administering punishment, 55.8 percent of the effectiveness in pupil discipline was accomplished. On the other hand, the efficiency of prizes in improving pupil discipline is 42.7 percent, and rewards to students contribute just 3.1 percent of pupil discipline in primary schools. The findings were that punishment is an effective approach of controlling discipline in primary schools, mostly by instructors changing students’ seating arrangements to reduce bad behaviour with classmates, and that communicating rules and regulations with children improves good discipline. Rewards, like time management, help to regulate students’ discipline. It is therefore recommended that teachers create an environment that is conducive to good behaviour for both students and teachers.

Keywords: Management, pupils discipline, Nabweyo Su County, Namutumba District

 Received: July 7, 2022  Accepted: September 3, 2022  Published: October 7, 2022

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