Implementation of Child’s Rights Law: Its influence on Learners’ Engagement and School Discipline in Lagos State, Nigeria
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Department of Adult and Primary Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
The adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Nigeria seemed to have brought certain changes to school administration. This study examined the influence that the implementation of the Lagos State Child’s Rights Law (2007) by the Lagos State Government has on learners’ engagement and the overall school discipline of the schools. The population of the study consisted of all principals, vice-principals, year tutors (Heads of Department), counsellors and class teachers of public secondary schools in Lagos state, totalling about 10,000. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. Stratified random sampling was used to draw 360 sample participants from the study population. Instruments used for data collection were the questionnaire tagged CRLRQ and an in-depth interview of participants to validate the questionnaire responses. Two research questions guided the study. The data of the research questions were analyzed using simple percentages, Frequency Counts, Percentages and Mean. The findings from the study indicated that the introduction of the Lagos State Child’s Rights Law (2007) had influenced learners’ engagement and discipline in schools. Recommendations include that the Lagos State Ministry of Education should have constant reorientation training for the different school management and teachers in Lagos State to imbibe the new implementation in the running of the schools to facilitate better learners’ engagement and discipline.
Oyeyemi Aitokhuehi & ’Supo Jegede (2020). Implementation of Child’s Rights Law: Its influence on Learners’ Engagement and School Discipline in Lagos State, Nigeria. Unilorin Journal of Lifelong Education, 4, 20-29.