TRUANCY PROBLEM AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT
Lately , there have been a lot of truancy cases involving the students from our school as well as other schools and this is worrying the school administrators as well as the parents . It is also considered as 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 .
There are many reasons why the students are playing truant .One of it is because of peer influence . Students who are involved in this truancy problem are usually colleagues of students who have discipline problems. They would follow their friends playing truant and having fun after being influenced by their friends . Moreover, there is a tendency that the problematic 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 . Also,these students who are playing truant are also in the same group after they are 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 .These parents do not have sufficient time to spend with their children or getting involved with their academic progresses. This will make their children to revolt and do anything they like .On the other hand, stress is also another reason on why truancy happened to many students. Some students who are often being bullied in their schools and the victims will go through a great deal of stresses until they are not able to concentrate in their classes anymore . The problems at school with classmates and teachers plus those at home will surely carry the unavoidable stresses.This made the students wanting to escape from this unruliness.
Some of my suggestions are the students have to be monitored by teachers at their school . Discipline teacher has to take responsibility in this case.Also teachers should give warnings to them such as tell them that they will be handed over to the Police if they are found playing truant . School administrators also must play a role to send all this problematic students for counselling with the hope some of them will realise the effect of mixing with wrong companies and hoping to change for the better.
On the other hand, the school administrators should hold some interesting school activities . This will attract the students to attend school and stop playing truant . The school administrators can also organize awareness campaign for the students at school to prevent the truancy problems occuring and hold some motivational talks .Lastly , the discipline teacher should meet parents and have dialogue with them about the problem.
In conclusion,I hope the truancy problem which is happening in many schools especially from the last classes can be cut down with the involvement of all hands.Let’s make our school as our second home and truancy problem will surely be under control.
Aleesha Aurora .
SMK Kubang Krian 1,