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Title: Drug abuse and academic performance of Secondary School students in Turbo Division, Vasingishu District in Kenya.
Authors: Kiptoo, Christopher Samuel
Keywords: Drug abuse
Academic Performance
Secondary School
Vasingishu District in Kenya
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
Abstract: Drug abuse affects an individual in any organization by directly affecting their health rendeiing them less productive and inefficient. In the long run the organization fails to achieve their objective as a result of unproductive workers, high absenteeism, shoddy work and reduced staff morale. This study aimed at assessing the extent level of illicit chug use in secondary schools and the impact on academic perfmmance. It looked at various policies and practices the secondary schools has put in place to effectively manage illicit drugs in schools. The study covered the three secondary schools namely; Leseru, Kamagut and Kapkong. The methodology adopted was survey by use of questionnaire which we supplemented by oral interviews in data collection. The study population compiised a total of 500 students of form three and four. Stratified sampling was used in each school per form on basis of gender. A total of 20% sample was taken was taken for each category. Descriptive statistics was used in analysis and presentation of the data. The funding of the three schools highly indicated that minimal effort has been put in place to control and prevent students from using abusive drugs. The study recommended that the school managers and other stake holders should come up with programmes that will assist the institutions and students to prevent and manage the use of abusive drugs. The researcher findings shall be beneficial to schools, parents, students and teachers in establishment of policies and programmes on management and prevention of excessive use of illicit drugs in secondary schools.
Description: A research report submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Degree of Education with Science at Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science with Education

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