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Title: The impact of drug abuse in schools of Kanyuambora zone, Mbeere district, Kenya
Authors: Nelson, Njiru Namu
Keywords: Drug abuse
Mbeere district
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Kampala international University college of Education open and distance learning
Abstract: The study aimed at investigating the impact of abuse of drugs in Kanyuamhora zone Mbeere district Kenya. This is because drug abuse has become a global problem and the impact is being felt in the social, economic, physical and health related areas. It’s also an emerging issue as this problem has quickly spread to the most vulnerable groups, the students and pupils. The objective of the study was to identify and analyze the extent of drug consumption by taking these drugs, the resultant effects of taking the drugs and the possible intervention measures to avoid further harm. The research reviewed related literature in chapter 2 which gave an overview of how drug abuse was discussed by various writers. This was followed by chapter 3 which covers how the data was discussed by various writers. This was followed by chapter 3 which covers how the data was collected. The research used random sampling to come up with the target population. The design used was to distribute the sampled population. This data was then analyzed by the use of graphs to represent the information gathered. A lot of ethical consideration was put in place to guard the confidentiality and dignity of the respondents. The data collected was then thoroughly discussed in chapter 5 and findings drawn from the discussions. The draw conclusions from the discussion were that drugs were posing and threatening to clear our younger generation which may lead to economic and social loss of the nation’s workforce. This implied that urgent intervention measures needed to be put in place to reverse this situation. The recommendations made called for an urgent policy document on drug and drug abuse and the introduction of drug and substance abuse as a subject in the curriculum both at primary and high school level.
Description: A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment for the award of a bachelors degree in special needs of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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