This study investigated the factors influencing the effectiveness of the Disciplinary Committee in schools, using Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. Descriptive-survey design was adopted. The 304 Public Secondary Schools in the state were the main population while Principals and Vice-Principals of the schools were targets. Multistage, stratified, and simple-random sampling techniques were adopted to select 40 secondary schools for the study. Three questions and three hypotheses guided this study. A questionnaire, validated, and tested for reliability(r-0.85), and structured on 4-point Likert Scale, was used to collect data, which were analyzed using frequency distribution table, mean, and SPSS package. Hypotheses were tested using the chi-square statistic at 0.05 level of significance. The study found a lack of/inadequate experience of committee members, leakage of information, favoritism in the administration of justice on offenders, among others as factors influencing the effectiveness of the committee. The need for committee members to be allowed to work without interference, cooperation of teachers with members; and provision of in-service training for members, to mention a few, are recommended.



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