Mary-Kingsley Ndidiamaka Ezeh


Discipline is one of the core things that differentiates Catholic schools from other schools. Although many students and parents find it challenging to cope with the Catholic schools' strict rules and regulations, it remains one of the main attractions. There is also something unique in the lives of those who pass through Catholic schools. They generally lead disciplined lives even in their adulthood. The current paper investigates the level of discipline in Catholic schools and what makes Catholic schools stand out among others. It will consider modern-day parents and how they generally react to disciplinary measures for their children. Additionally, it will examine the Catholic schools’ stand regarding Catholic teachings in the face of current challenges. The paper concludes with some recommendations.


Catholic schools, Discipline, Parents, Modern society, Students.

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