Education Laws and Teachers' Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria"
Michael Sunday Ayeerun, Ph.D.
This study examined Education Laws and Teachers’ Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria; using descriptive survey design, two research questions with one hypothesis tested. The population comprised all the principals, teachers and students in the 304 public secondary schools in Ondo State. A sample of 1680 participants (153 principals and 1530 Teachers) selected from 153 public secondary schools in nine LGAs of the State using the multistage sampling procedure. Data were collected using a questionnaire titled “Education Laws and Teachers’ Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State” (ELTDIPSSQ) and checklist on the Teachers’ possession of legal documents in education validated by experts. Data were analyzed using frequency, mean and PPMC statistics and the hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance. Finding shows that there is a significant relationship (r-0.78) between education laws and Teachers’ Discipline. Based on findings, the study recommended improvement of teachers’ awareness of education laws to ensure Teachers’ discipline.