Abuse and academic performance in selected schools in Mavindini Division, Makueni District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This study set out to identify the effects of drug abuse to academic performance in Mumberes division, based on the fact that the teenage are adversely affected, has caused indiscipline in schools. Efforts should be made to find solution to curb the vice. This should be focused on identify the effects of drug abuse to learning and general health. The targeted population involved head teachers, teachers, pupils and parents sampled randomly from five schools in the division. Data collection was done through questionnaires as they are the most convenient. The researcher used qualitative approach as it is descriptive in nature. The study reveals that the causes of drug abuse include ignorance, peer influence, mass media and inadequate guiding and counselling just to mention a few. The teachers, parents and other stakeholders should take an active role in sensitizing the public on the effects of drug abuse.
A research report presented to the institution of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment for the a ward of a Degree in Bachelor of education in special needs Kampala International University
Abuse, Academic performance, Kenya