A Study of the Management of Learners’ Absenteeism in Schools Organizations in Nigeria

Ada Mary Juliana, Arop, Festus Obun, Okute Agnes Lawrence


Learner absenteeism can be construed as an act of learner indiscipline which competes with or threatens specific school goals thus truncating school performance. The paper reflects on the issue of absenteeism in Nigerian school system with emphasis on management. It explores thechallenges and effects of student absenteeism and the benefits of absenteeism programs. It clarifies on the concept of an ‘absentee’ and a ‘school manager’ benchmarking on the Broken Window Theory (1982) by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. Specifically, the study evaluated on basic guideline for forming and establishing a school absenteeism policydwelling on the issues of school management training which must be considered if school management must deliver on expected or established results.

Keywords: Learner's absenteeism, School organizational management, Principal leadership, Planning, Principal record keeping and success

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-18-01

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5766 ISSN (Online)2225-0484

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