Students’ tardiness and its effect on teaching and learning at Botho University, Botswana
Kgosi, Keitumetse K.
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Student tardiness in the classrooms has proved to be a significant challenge in the Botho University classroom. In order for this challenge to be addressed effectively, there is need to understand the factors that influence tardiness among the students. This study examined the causes of student tardiness and the effect student tardiness has on students. The study further went on to look at different ways students can be made more punctual in school. Through a qualitative case study research design, the sampling strategies used were purposive sampling and convenience sampling for the population of Botho University (Gaborone Campus). The data was collected through observations, field notes and individual interviews with student participants. The research findings revealed that transportation, lack of time management and self discipline, and distance from school contributed significantly to student tardiness. In order to improve student tardiness it is recommended that Botho University should change the starting time of lessons and implement a consistent tardy policy across.