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International Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research

Perceptions of teachers towards the student expulsion procedures in Hwange district secondary schools

Thembinkosi Tshabalala, Alfred Champion Ncube and *Tichaona Mapolisa 

Accepted 10 November, 2014.

Citation: Mapolisa T, Tshabalala T, Ncube AC (2014). Perceptions of teachers towards the student expulsion procedures in Hwange district secondary schools. International Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 1(1): 002-007.

Copyright: © 2014 Mapolisa et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

Schools across all countries have a legal responsibility to protect staff and to provide a safe learning environment for all students. Sometimes the actions of some students threaten the health and safety of staff and other students or create violence, either by the destruction of school property or by possession of illegal weapons and substances or their actions generally disrupt good order and management of the school. This study sought to investigate teachers’ perceptions towards the student expulsion procedures in Zimbabwean secondary schools using the quantitative methodology. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The target population comprised of all secondary school teachers in Hwange District in Matabeleland North Province. The random sample procedure was used to come up with a total sample of 80 respondents made up of 42 female and 38 male. The research instrument used was the questionnaire. The study revealed that teachers thought that the current student expulsion procedure was very ineffective. The study recommends that expulsion of students should take a shorter period of time in order to deter would-be offenders as well.

Key Words: Expulsion, students, secondary schools, procedures, district teachers, discipline