THE FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR PUPILS LATENESS TO SCHOOL IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
OF THE STUDY
Lateness to school started long ago, every where in
a way that cannot be controlled in recent time. The problem of lateness has
eaten deep into Nigeria children the problem of pupils lateness to school has
now turn to national problem. Lateness merely means arriving after expected
Children commonly miss their school or coming
lately because of their usual habits, such as waking up late due to laziness:
rushing of undone assignment, unprepared bath, breakfast or meals, clothes,
their pack lunch etc. and waiting for companions or friends coming to school
the bus is late; and sometimes because of some problems in their parent that
affects them and interest in coming to school seeing their with
misunderstandings. A financial support is another too. Kids like having many
delightful possessions. They would be and seeing their class mates with
something they don’t have or sometimes they are ashamed of coming to school.
Oxford advanced learners dictionary defined
lateness as arriving after the expected arrange or usual time. It is after the
right, fixed, usual or expected time; therefore lateness is the opposite of
early. The question now is what are the factors responsible for pupil’s
lateness to school.
Authorities have wonder why scholars come late to
school. But they have not been able to make deep research into this problem in
a bid of providing solutions and recommendation, which would help to cure the
This study will focus attention on the factors
responsible for the pupil’s lateness and an attempt to finding solution to this
Lateness among school pupils is increasing and
spreading. Everywhere is a way that cannot be controlled in our societies. A
close look at the factors that are responsible for it, it’s the purpose of the
The importance of this can never be over liked in
the process of learning experience had shown that children who are habitual
late comer never do well in their academics, this is true because before their
arrival it is very likely for them missing some steps in the teaching/learning
process. This will affect their learning adversely.
Inspite of the efforts made by the teachers and the
school authorities to solve this problem. The children where still found
indulging in late coming in an attempt to know the factors responsible the
teachers attributed it to the parents while the parents hold the teacher to
ransom. To some others, the children themselves and the peers group influence
With the result of this study, it is believed that
solutions to this problem will be provided as the factors responsible for the
lateness are identified and recommendations are made. The children will be
better guided and ways of overcoming their problems and like up to expectation
as good children are know.
In addition, this study will also help the nation
as the children will now develop the spirit of punctuality at school and
becomes good citizen in their future life.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the
factors that are responsible for pupil’s lateness to school and re-address the
problem by providing possible suggestion, re7commendation and solution, which
relate to pupils lateness to school.
1. Does the distance between the pupils’ home and the
school contribute to lateness to school?
2. Does lateness in waking up from sleep in the
morning lead to lateness to school?
3. Does delay in preparation of food on time by
parents contribute to lateness to school?
4. Does demand for needed school materials in the
morning time lead to lateness to school?
5. Does lateness to school by teachers influence
pupils lateness to school?
6. Does waiting for friends to get prepared lead to
lateness to school?
7. Does hawking in the morning time before preparing
to school lead to lateness to school?
8. Does playing on the way to school lead to lateness
9. Does lack of performing well in school lead to
lateness to school?
SIGNIFANCE OF STUDY
successful completion of this study pupils and parents will be exposing to the
various factors that are responsible for pupils lateness to school and to the
rightful measure necessary to eradicate this bad habit.
study will help to motivate parents to make the children come early to school
and this will in turn improve the academic performance of the individual.
will enable the pupils to be discipline both at school and in future life.
study is done within four (4) selected primary school in OrhionmwonLocal
Government Area of Delta State. The names of the selected schools is Agabi
LIMITATION OF STUDY
study will be done with four primary schools in Ethiop East Local Government Area of Delta State. The
population in which this investigation will be carried out will be small due to
insufficient time and lack of finance on the part of the research in terms of
funding the research work.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
FACTORS: - This refers to the conditions that affect the
behaviour and development of the physical conditions that exist in the pupils
This refers to pupils getting to class daily, below
the normal time schedule for the class.
INFLUENCEL: - This refers to
the bad company of children a child associate with, which affect the way the
child, behaves and thinks.
IGNORANCE: - This refers to
the negative attitude of some parents who negative attitude of some parents who
back the knowledge and importance of providing their children with education.
This is because they are not aware of fast changing world of science and
technology in which they live.