1.1 Introduction
The basic issue of this research was to focus on the indiscipline cases in some selected five (5) Secondary schools in Imotong State-Torit (South Sudan) which are listed as follow: 1) Torit Day Secondary School 2) Dr.John Garang Memorial Secondary School 3) Bishop Akio Secondary School, 4) Torit Progressive Secondary School 5) Fr. Saturlino Ohure Secondary School.
This research consists of Background of the study which concentrates on the core understanding of the paper, Significance of the study focuses on identifying types and causes of indiscipline and how the stakeholders will look for appropriate solution. The Objectives of the study was to find out the causes of indiscipline cases among the Students in Imotong State. Problem of study was to identify possible solutions and put indiscipline to an end, research question was to find out the views of the students, teachers, head teachers and parents. Literature review focused on the types, causes, importance and control of indiscipline among the Secondary School Students. The research methodology used was mix quantitative and qualitative methods with (75) participants comprises of Students, teachers, and head teachers Parents, which was conducted in Imotong State Torit South Sudan, data analysis and conclusion were summarized and finding recommended.
The number of Students’ drop out is increasing due to poor performance caused by the misbehavior in the Schools such as late coming, smoking, fighting, and many others which will create another gap in the young generation stage and will lead to destruction of the State since youth are the back born of the country. According to Hell (1904) viewed adolescence as a time when “the wisdom and advice of parents and teachers is overtopped and I ruder natures may be met by blank contradiction” (vol.2, p-79). He viewed this as due not only to human evolutionary history but also to the incompatibility between adolescents” need for independence and the fact that “parents still think of their off-spring as were children, and tighten the rein where they should loosen it”(vol.2, p,384). In most cases, corporal punishment creates hatred and opposition that will disconnect understanding between students, teachers and administrators in the school. Sullivan, Johnson, Owens and Conway (2014), siting Slee (1995), advance that, suspension as a means to reforming students behavior does not help the student because the school staff simply get rid of the troublesome students rather than changing the school environment in such a way as to prevent or reduce discipline problem.
However, discipline as part of educational and lifelong training must be carried out in the context of peace and needs to deal with in school in order to reduce the concern. Discipline is a required set of actions by a teacher towards a student after the student’s behavior disrupts the ongoing educational activity or breaks a pre-established rule created by the school system. Therefore, guides the children’s behavior or sets limits to help them learn to take care of themselves, other people and the world around them.