Leadership styles and students unrest in selected secondary schools in Makindye Division-Kampala District

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The study on "Leadership styles and students' unrest in selected schools was carried out in Makindye Division, with specific aims of finding out the causes of students' unrest and its impact in order to address the problem. The study was comprehended through review of literature from previous scholars who added quality to the findings of this study through an explorative research design administered on a sample of 70 respondents through an observation of qualitative and quantitative aspects. The study findings revealed that causes of students' unrest included poor administrative policies, dodging of classes by teachers, unexplained school fees increments, unresolved student issues, informational flows and solidarity among students. The study found out that the effect of unrest to be; strain of financial resources, destruction of lives and property, poor performance in class and expulsion of students upon which solutions such as documentaries, guidance and counselling and introducing students to discipleship as well as adjusting policy where necessary could help in curbing situation. The study recommended strict penalties, prevention of additional off springs, positive alternatives to keep minds busy, offenders be given responsibility to guard against offences, career advocates brought to visit schools as well as, community interaction with students in drama shows in schools.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Leadership styles, Students unrest, Secondary schools, Kampala District, Uganda