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Title: Direct and indirect influences of drug abuse on educational achievement of learners. a case of selected primary schools of Ade- Masajida Zone, Ade- Masajida Division, Wajir West District - Kenya
Authors: Mohamud, Gulleid
Keywords: Drug abuse
Educational achievement
West District - Kenya
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The study set out to investigate the effect of drug abuse on academic performance of pupils in selected primary schools of Ade- Masajida zone, Ade- Masajida Division, Wajir West District - Kenya. Most teachers in primary schools have been using drugs to "enhance" pupils' academic performance. Random sampling techniques were used to select 72 pupils from public schools and 24 pupils from private schools making a total sample size of 96 pupils. The same technique was used to select 72 teachers from public schools and 24 teachers from private schools making a total sample size of 96 teachers. Purposive sampling was used to select 12 head teachers. One instrument was employed in data collection and this was the researcher made questionnaire. Data was then presented in percentages and frequency distribution tables. The findings of the study revealed that the most commonly used forms of drugs in schools are canning, pinching, kneeling and manual labour. The investigation found out that learners' respondents (85%) disagreed that drugs influences academic performance positively. Also teachers' respondents (95%) concurred with the pupils that drugs does not promote academic performance. All the head teachers disagreed that drugs helps academic performance positively. The findings also showed that 94% of the respondents i.e. the pupils, teachers and head teachers preferred alternatives to drug abuse to necessitate the boosting of academic performance in primary schools. The researcher recommends that the teachers explore further alternatives to drug abuse punishment which can be used to help the learners in their academic performance
Description: A research project submitted to the Institute Of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfilment of the requirement for Award of a Bachelor in Education of Kampala International University
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