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Kids speak out on indiscipline

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st July 2005 03:00 AM

An undisciplined child is one who is disobedient and does not listen to the advice of teachers, parents and elders. Elvina Nawaguna and Christine Kintu asked children how they would react to undisciplined children if they were a headmaster or headmistress.

An undisciplined child is one who is disobedient and does not listen to the advice of teachers, parents and elders. Elvina Nawaguna and Christine Kintu asked children how they would react to undisciplined children if they were a headmaster or headmistress.

Jordan Tumwesigye, 10
There is a saying that African kids learn through caning. So I would discipline them by caning. I would also talk to the parents to train them how to behave.
Buganda Road Primary School

Maureen Mutekanga, 6
I would tell the children if they misbehave I will beat them. If they continue misbehaving even after beating them I would chase them away from school.
No swimming for them on the swimming day, no more swimming for them till they learn to behave well. When others are enjoying swimming they just watch them.
I would also tell their class teachers to beat them.
P1, Greenhill Academy

Samali Piwan, 7
I would feel ashamed if there were undisciplined children in my school. I would tell them how it makes God proud for children to be good and respectful. I would also beat them to teach them discipline, but I would not chase them from school because that way I would not earn money.
P3 Buganda Road Primary School

Megan Karamagi
Tell the teachers to warn the children that those who disturb in class will be given a warning letter. I would also discuss with the children and tell them to stop doing bad things when the teacher is teaching. If they continue misbehaving, I call the parents and give them a warning in front of the parents.
P2, Greenhill Academy

Jophie Rolland, 10
I would warn them up to five times.
After this, I would tell them to sit in my office or staff room and make them write 10 similar apology letters. Five to their class-teacher and five to me.
Aga Khan Primary School

Edrin Ochieng, 11
If I were a headmaster, I would teach the teachers and prefects how to handle indiscipline children. I would not chase them from school, because the school would get less money. Instead, I would beat them or call their parents so that they can tell us about the child. Maybe the child has a problem in his head that makes him or her undisciplined.
Davjan School, Ntinda

Victor Mukundane, 9
I would appoint prefects and put up a law that any undisciplined child should be brought to the nearest prefect or teacher. I would not cane them, but I would use other punishments. If it were one child, I would make him or her clean the class. If they were many, they would clean the compound. Caning is quite rough and painful.

Sandra Zawedde, 12
If I were a headmistress, I would feel bad about undisciplined children as if they were my own, but I would not chase them from school because they will go around talking about it and spoil the school’s name. I would teach them through stories and give them examples of disciplined children who have succeeded. I would not beat them because when you beat a child they start to fear you and only do things because of fear.
Davjan School, Ntinda

Nancy Ainomugisha, 6
I would tell the other teachers to watch out for those who mis- behave and tell the teachers to give them hard work.
I would tell teachers to keep these children so busy that they do not get time to disturb.
P1, Greenhill Academy

Erisa Mishundwe, 10
I would buy a black book write all in disciplined Children's names. If you appear second time in the black book I just suspend you.
It is important to put measures of discipline that children will not look down on.
P5, Aga Khan Primary School

Angel Nalubwama, 9
I would feel bad when children are undisciplined because they make the school seem undisciplined. I would talk to them. If they don't understand, then I use the stick. Children fear pain, so when you use the stick, they listen. If the stick does not work, then we call their parents and tell them. Then the parents will understand when we chase their child away.
Froebel Nursery and Primary School

Melissa Tusiime, 9
I will tell them to stop disturbing and to listen to teachers. If they refuse to listen, we punish them and also report to their parents.
P4, Greenhill Academy

Elizabeth Nabirye, 12
I would organise school assemblies or meetings and talk to the children how to behave. If you talk some children listen. Those who don’t listen, I would cane. If they don’t change and their parents don’t cooperate, then I would expel them even though it is not so good, because they will spoil the other children.
Froebel Nursery and Primary School

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