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Importance Of Discipline In School And Student Life

Discipline is an act of training people to be law-abiding, obey rules, and proper correction of disobedience. It is also teaching students that there are consequences for every act of rebellion.

The importance of discipline in school and student life can’t be overemphasized. For a student to live a better and dignified life, he/she must be law-abiding.

A school is a place where students learn the necessary concepts and skills for a successful life. And it provides an environment where students can interact with other students academically, and emotionally, and socially.

The above can’t be achieved if the school did not have laid down rules guiding its smooth running and enforcing them on the students.

One of the importance of discipline is to build students who are successful in all ramification of life. And also to make the school lives are mold and built for success.

As a Physics teacher, I understand and appreciate the importance of laws. A student can’t do well in Physics exams if he/she doesn’t understand those laws and solve any of the questions based on the rules.

Importance of discipline in School and Student Life

One of the general rules in different school is that every student must cultivate the habit of reading. The reason is to enable the student to acquire enough knowledge and solve any question in the exam. However, it may seem like something challenging to abide by initially, but the reward if embraced is excellent.

Secondly, some of the products of discipline are sincerity, punctuality, and patience. These are virtues a student needs in life to excel. For instance, some schools in Nigeria have a resumption time of 7:30 am, and any student that fails to arrive at school at such time will be punished.

An adage says punctuality is the soul of business. A student who is early riser from his childhood tends to be successful in business.

No child can amount to much without effective discipline. Adequate training of a child in school is one of the ways to help the child excel and attain his full potential in life.

A student life void of discipline is a life that is prepared to fail, and this kind of life may cause havoc to the society he/she lives.

I see discipline as an act of sacrifice, although, it may not be pleasurable initially, the result is a peaceful and fulfilled life.

Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Pro 29:17  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Pro 17:10  A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverb 29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Pro 12:1  Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Pro 15:10  Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Pro 22:15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Pro 23:13  Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

Every student must not see discipline in school as if their teachers or proprietor hates them, but as something, design to make them succeed and to attain greatness in life.

Read: How to discipline a child in school

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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