Management of students’ discipline in private secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District
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The study sought to examine the management of students discipline in private secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality, Uganda. The Study objectives were: to find out the forms of indiscipline among students in private secondary schools, disciplinary management systems and to establish how the above management systems are applied to deal with student discipline in selected private secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality. The study adopted a cross sectional survey design where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. The respondents totaled to 200 and were selected using simple random and purposive sampling techniques. The specific respondents included; Headteachers, Students, Parents, Class and Discipline Teachers. The study findings reveal that the forms of indiscipline include; disorder in classrooms, disrespect for teachers, verbal abuse of teachers and fighting among students, among others. On the other hand, the student disciplinary management systems in selected private secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality included; use of school rules and regulations, admission practices, criteria for leaving school, punitive measures such as use of punishments. The findings also reveal that the student disciplinary management systems affect the management of students discipline especially when Teachers and school managers are involved in the management of students Discipline. The study recommends that there is need to identify the forms of indiscipline and try to curb them. The study also recommends that there is need to identify better management systems for proper management of students Discipline. It also recommends appropriate application of the management systems so as to curb indiscipline, such as use of guidance and counseling.