International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79


Lateness: A major problem confronting school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria

E. D. Nakpodia1 and F. K. Dafiaghor2*
  1Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. 2Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 04 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011



This paper is a review on lateness in public schools, which has posed a major problem to school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria; especially at the primary and secondary school levels. The author delimited his focus on students, staff and supporting staff in the school system. The salient point is that, lateness to schools plagues school administrators, bringing about inefficiencies at work by way of administration. Therefore, this paper highlights the meaning, causes and effects of lateness to schools as related to the school administrator in Delta State, Nigeria. The study also highlighted various remedies to the sordid situation. This review will therefore help school administrators alleviate lateness, a hydra-headed monster plaguing schools in Delta State, Nigeria, and as such bring about easy administration of schools in the region.


Key words: Lateness, school administrators, discipline, environment, punctuality.