Lately , there have been a lot of truancy cases involving the students from our school and this is worrying the school administrators as well as the parents. It is already a disciplinary problem that has been going on for years. Many students who play truant are seen in cybercafes and shopping complexes . I think we should work hand in hand to overcome this problem . Otherwise, it will tarnish the school image and reputation . But why do students play truant ? I think one of its reasons is because of peer influence.
Students who are involved in this truancy problem are usually together friends who have discipline problems. They would follow their friends playing truant and having fun after being influenced by their friends . Moreover, students are also effected by their disinterest in learning . Some students who have low academic performances at school are usually losing their interest in learning And students who are playing truant are often being scolded or humiliated by their teachers in front of their classmates .
Hence their interest to be in classes would be greatly affected. What is even worse, the truancy cases are coming from those effected by lack of attention from their parents . Some of their parents have to work all day and night to find money for their family and they do not have sufficient time to spend with their children This makes their children to think that they can do anything they like . I think stress is also another reason on why truancy happens.
Some students who are often being bullied in their schools are not able to concentrate in their classes anymore. The problems at school plus those at home will surely bring alot of stresses makes them want to escape from this unruliness. But what can be done to stop this truancy problem? the students have to be monitored by teachers at their school. Discipline teacher has to take responsibility in this case by giving warnings to them or talk their parents about the problem.
School administrators also must play a role to send all this problematic students for counselling making them realise the effect of mixing with wrong companies The school administrators should also hold some interesting school activities that will attract students to attend school and stop playing truant . They can also organize awareness campaign for the students at school to prevent the truancy problems occuring and hold some motivational talks . I hope the truancy problem which is happening in many schools especially from the last classes can be cut down