The impact of the provision of school facilities on pupils’ discipline in government aided primary schools in Wakiso District
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The study focused on the impact of the provision of school facilities on pupils’ discipline in government aided primary school in Wakiso district. The problem investigated was about how school facilities might influence discipline of pupils in government aided primary schools in Wakiso district. The following objectives guided the study (i) To find out how the school building facilities related to the discipline of pupils (ii) To examine how the availability of school record books affected pupils’ discipline. (iii) To examine how the provision of school materials influenced pupils’ discipline. Literature was reviewed in relation to the provision of facilities and pupils’ discipline. A questionnaire, interviews and an observation guide were used to collect data. Cross tabulation with chi-square were used to analyse data for objectives one and two. The Pearson product moment correlation analysed data for objective Three. Data form interviews and observation was qualitatively analysed. Research findings indicated that: (i) There was an association between building facilities of the infrastructure of a school and the discipline of its pupils. (ii) There was a link between the provision of record books in a school and the discipline of its pupils. (iii) There was a correlation between the provision of school materials and pupils’ discipline. Conclusions reached were; inadequate space may hinder movement of pupils leading to disharmony and anarchy; school record books when availed and properly utilized may promote order and harmony, and the provision of instructional materials may promote harmony and order among pupils in the school. The study recommends that, to improve the discipline of pupils in a school, there is a need to provide adequate building facilities such as classrooms. Secondly record facilities should be availed and wisely managed. Thirdly, the instructional materials should be made readily available and properly utilized. Finally, this study should be replicated in other areas and on other variables that might impact on the discipline of pupils.