The impact of drug abuse on academic performance of students in Likuyani Division In Lugari District

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The causes of drug abuse in any population are manifold and complex. The health and social consequences of drug abuse cause global concern, as they affect not only the individual who abuses, but also his/her family and friends as well as the wider community and society. Recent research statistics has shown that the prevalence of drug abuse in Kenya is expanding rapidly to the distraction of the society. Kenyans cannot afford to complacent about it, thus their arise an immediate need to conduct an investigation on the issue of rampant drug abuse among the youth especially the students hence to establishing the impact of drug abuse on academic performance. The study adopted a Descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the causes, problems and impact of drug abuse on academic performance of the students of Aga khan high school. The method chosen allowed a collection of comprehensive and intensive data and provided an in-depth understanding of the topic under study. Information collected was analyzed and edited to create consistency and completeness. After collecting the questionnaires they were edited for completeness and consistency across the respondents and to locate omissions. Information obtained from the research study was presented and analyzed using bar charts, narratives, and statistical figures. This report provides suggestions for more effective practice in the field of drug abuse ·and Prevention measures based on the lessons learned from practical experience of others. It is designed for policy makers, planners and practitioners who have responsibilities in the area of drug abuse and prevention.
A Research project submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for award of a Bachelor’s Degree in education (science) of Kampala International University
Drug abuse, Academic performance, Kenya