The Problems Of Classroom Control And Management In Ujevwu Primary School In Udu Local Government Area Of Delta State

Classroom Control
Classroom Control
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Classroom Control


The purpose of this research is to carryout a critical review of the problems of classroom control and management in primary schools {a case study of Ujevwu primary school} Warri.

To make this research a reality, questionnaires were administered to college information, and the information was collected from different places.

The motive behind the research on the problems of classroom control and management among students in schools. Stem from the belief that students of this decade are less disciplined than their predecessor.

This research only seeks to find out factors responsible for the problems of classroom control in schools.

The collected data through questionnaires were analyzed and computed using percentages and the following were seem as the major factors influencing indiscipline in schools.


Chapter one


Background of the study

The problems of the study

The significance of the study


Scope of study

Definition of terms

Chapter Two

Literature review

Chapter Three

Research methodology

Chapter Four

Analysis of data collection

Chapter Five

Conclusion and recommendation






This project attempts to examine the problems of classroom control and management in Ujevwu primary school in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The idea behind description in schools is not put across a point of view about the proper definition of school discipline but to bring together contrasting opinion and attitude so that the reader can be giving the background on which to base his own conclusion.

Barry {1973} regards discipline as one of the most controversial topic in education. It is an area of interest that closely involves many parents and teachers who feel the need to refine school values to take account of changes in the social environment but dare not always sure of the best way to go about the job.

Neils {1990} has defined the discipline as near total freedom to youngsters to find their own philosophy of behaviour and relief or would it be wiser to seek to pressure some or all of the traditional standards as an essential bulwark against the risk of social disruption. The banjo regarded disciplines as the first law in a good school for without it school life cannot fulfill its purpose.

Adeyemo {1991} defined discipline as to control of the children by the teacher as applicable to a teacher of school life. Broadly speaking, it is the training, which produces self-control, orderliness, obedience and power of co-operation in the children.

Farret also regarded discipline as measure by the extent to which children exercise self-control and willing apply themselves to the tasks appointed by their teachers.

Derek {1971} has defined discipline as the highest order of control and imposed by the pupils, rather imposed from outside by the teacher.

Homwens and Popular O. {2005} regarded discipline is usually perceived as the preservation of order and maintenance of control.

These are traditionally the outcomes of control and management techniques, however, we feel that this view of discipline is far too simplistic. Teacher must make on the spots, slit-second decisions and must made spontaneously when management techniques to solve problems that arise in the classroom. Classroom management principles must be understood and developed in light of appropriate and instructional outcomes as determined by teacher-student situation factors. The attitudes that students developed in formal classroom situations are influenced by the classroom management skills of teacher.

In my own opinion and all the authors who had defined disciplines in one way or the other, I therefore add that discipline its self controlled and willing to accept order.


Ignorance control of the student’s is associated with the problems of primary schools. The life of students are shattered with the passing of incorrect information among themselves, they get misled by others.

Today, the problems resulting from the lack of discipline to our youth are numerous. As a result of indiscipline, several unwanted behaviour are find among the students, such as disobedient, disorderliness, dishonour and lack of self-control are find in them.

All these have led to inability to concentrate, poor school performance deterioration of mental health of students, high rate of school drop outs, increase in illiteracy and over population.

This study is also carried at finding how indiscipline influence students. It educates the students on how to produce unwanted behaviour among themselves. And to make a case for the need to teach discipline in primary school beginning from primary one to six. To seek or to find out the various ways in which discipline can be taught, who to teach it, and the goals to be achieved from teaching discipline.


The purpose of this study is therefore to sample on the issue of the introduction of discipline in order to also attract the attention of both the educationist and non-educationist to the effect of discipline. The impact of discipline on our primary schools and the academic performance of the students by the academic staffs and the primary schools in enhancing socio-economic and political development of the nation.


1.            Students feel that indiscipline will save them from certain embarrassing situations.

2.            Students feel discipline should be taught at home.

3.            Students wants discipline to be introduce into the school curriculum.


Based on the above stated problem the study shall answer this question.

1.            Is there a relationship between discipline and classroom management.

2.            Are there professionally qualified teachers to teach the problems of classroom control and management in primary school?

3.            Are there instructional materials for teaching and learning classroom control and management?

4.            Are the teachers in the schools exposed to seminars and workshops?

5.            Do the teachers adhere to recommended method of teaching classroom control and management?

6.            Do students possess good behaviour while teaching on the classroom control and management?


The importance of this study is to bring to the knowledge of the public the possible solutions to this problem of classroom control and management and the effect of discipline in primary school system.

Discipline is important, for it involves all the subjects in the school time table and also include the students, teachers and parents, communities, education officers, policy makers in one way or the other.

To achieve this, the life of school must be based on mutual respect for all its members and understanding of the difficulties and problems they face. The principal and teachers have responsibility for the whole area of working relations within the school community, the principals or head of unit’s doom must never be closed to any students parents, staff, members, education officers and policy makers and he must also be prepared to listen at any time to apparently trivial details which are of course of vital importance to the complainants.


Discipline is not peculiar to some selected primary schools in Udu local government area alone, but to all primary schools in Nigeria. It is necessary for everybody not just students or adolescents.


Discipline: Orderly or good conduct are actions which results from training in a system of rules for good conduct and respect for accepted rules and regulations or a particular institutions and society.

Indiscipline: This refers to the bad conduct or bad behaviour of students who does not obey the rules and regulations of a school.

Trained teachers: This refers to graduates teachers in education, N.C.E holders and holders of educational diplomas.

Untrained teachers: They are teachers appointed to teach in a primary schools but have no formal teacher education i.e. {no educational qualification}.

Respondents: A person who answers questions during an interview or who fills the questionnaire for his researcher’s work.

Student: A person undergoing a course of study and instruction at a primary school.

Parents teacher association: This is an organization where the parents or students and teachers in that particular school discuss matters affecting and concerning the school and the students.

Broken homes: This happens when parents of the students have separated or divorced so that children lack proper care and security.

Head master: This refers to the head to the primary school; he is at the helm of the affairs etc.

Delinquency: This refers to doing wrong, failing to perform a duty in school or at home.

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