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Title: The effect of drug abuse on academic performance of students in Masaka town secondary school, Masaka town
Authors: Dick, Atubasiise
Keywords: Drug abuse
Academic Performance
Masaka town
Secondary school
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
Abstract: The study examined the effect of drug abuse on the academic performance of students in Masaka Town senior secondary school Masaka municipality, specifically the study intended to (i) identify the sources of the drugs in Masaka Municipality, (ii) to examine the level of drug abuse of students in Masaka Town Secondary school and (iii) to establish the relationship between drug abuse and performance of students in Masaka Town Secondary school. This study employed a cross sectional survey design and used a population of all teacher in the study schools out of whom a sample of 18 teacher who were selected using random sampling. Data were collected using researcher questionnaires. The study found out that, there is evidence of drug abuse. Sources were identified as local brews, agents, local kiosk, and within the school. The reasons for drug abuse are peer pressure, poverty, parental influence and medical advice. The study also found out that there is accessibility of guidance services for the students and that drug abuse effect student’s academic performance. From these findings appropriate conclusions and recommendations were given. The recommendations include; Parents should be good role models by not taking cigarettes and brews before their children as their children are likely to imitate them. Teachers should keep learners busy with academic activities so they do not engage in drug taking. Parents should fully support their children by providing all their basic needs as this will help keep off drugs and teachers and parents should direct learners to influence one another positively and discourage only learners who try to influence another negatively. The learners should be sensitized. The learners should be sensitized on the bad effects of drug abuse.
Description: A research report submitted to the faculty of social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the ward of a bachelor’s degree in guidance and counseling of Kampala international university
Appears in Collections:Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Guidance

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