Indiscipline contributes to school failure rates in Okakarara: C

08 Mar 2015 11:10am
OKAKARARA, 08 MAR (NAMPA) – The Chief of the Kambazembi Royal Traditional Authority says indiscipline among children contributes to their poor performance in school.
Chief Sam Kambazembi was speaking at an education stakeholders’ meeting at Okakarara on Friday, saying indiscipline among school children around the Okakarara Constituency is very serious, and is a disturbing situation.
“Children must not be allowed to move in and out of school yards as they please; they must be controlled. Teachers must instil discipline in their learners,” he said.
Okakarara is situated nearly 100 kilometres south-east of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
There are five major schools in the constituency – Okakarara Senior Secondary School (SSS), Waterberg Junior Secondary School, Okamatapati Combined School, Okondjatu Combined School and Coblenz Junior Secondary School.
The Okakarara SSS is the biggest school in the constituency, with 620 Grade Eight to Grade 12 learners, 23 teachers and a hostel.
Kambazembi said learners at the Okakarara SSS, for instance, must not choose how they are to be disciplined around the school territory. Teachers must set up non-negotiable school rules which will instil firm discipline, cleanliness and obedience in the learners.
The chief noted that this can be achieved perfectly through awarding exemplary learners, adding that disciplined learners have proven, in most cases, to be top performers in final examinations.
Kambazembi also urged parents to do their part of guiding, coaching and involving themselves in the homework of their children.
During an earlier media briefing, Okakarara Constituency Regional Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu said the poor performance of some schools in his constituency at Grade 10 and Grade 12 levels during 2014 prompted him to declare the learning and teaching systems at the schools as a disaster.