Discipline in Schools is very important for students. We cannot be well educated without discipline. Good behaviour and Good grades make a total child.

Discipline in Schools is a set of rules and regulations that a school imbibes for the overall betterment of the students, school, and society at large. Discipline is not only important for school students, it is for everyone! It helps us all achieve our goals in life. An army cannot fight without strict discipline. An educational institution cannot run without discipline. Teachers and students must come to the school at a fixed hour every day and observe the rules of the school. Court offices, auditoriums, and even private homes have to maintain discipline. One cannot go into a hospital at a time when visitors are not allowed. One has to stand in a queue to pay bills for electricity or water, or for using the ATM. In personal life too, one has to practice discipline for a stable and worthy life. If you overeat yourself, your stomach will be uncomfortable and you would visit the restroom several times. If you watch TV throughout the night, you will be inactive the next day. In fact, life generally is best enjoyed only if discipline is maintained. We should try and maintain discipline in our lives.

Many students have a tender mind that cannot really discern between good and bad. They need constant guidance and supervision from their teachers otherwise they would go on the wrong path. The purpose of having a school is to redirect students to the right direction so that they grow up to become socially, academically, and morally educated. They should also grow up to be responsible adults too. A student’s mind is playful by nature, it will go in every direction unless the student is given a fixed path to follow. Students (especially secondary school students) might try to escape rules and regulations if discipline is not maintained or enforced strictly. Their minds if not occupied by their teachers in learning activities might wander into bad activities as it is popularly said: an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

Discipline is fast eroding in our schools now, most especially the private ones, this should not be the case because no parent wants to bring up an ill-mannered child. Discipline should and must be inculcated in our schools and homes to raise a Total Child. The students/pupils should get to school on time, attend assemblies, greet when they see an older person, be attentive in class and obey all school rules and regulations. Punishment should be given to defaulters. Even the bible says: “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. Parents should also join hands with the school to properly discipline their children in love. When we all work together, the society and the world at large will be a better place. It takes hard work to imbibe discipline in schools, however the good fruits and benefits will be reaped by everyone!


Thank You

Damilola Jackreece(Mrs.)

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