Drug abuse and academic performance of students in secondary schools within Gucha district, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This study was set forward to determine the effect of drug abuse on the academic performance of students in Gucha district. The general objective or purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of drug abuse on the academic performance of students in Gucha district While reviewing related information on the topic of study, the researcher sought for ideas of prior scholars whose suppositions and contentions were similar the problem under study. The study employed a descriptive design as this had been viewed as the most appropriate design and data was analyzed using percentages and frequency tables. The findings form the study revealed that drug abuse had had a significant impact on the academic performance of students in the area of study and a recommendation was made that called for joint intervention of all concerned authorities to address the escalating problem.
A Research Report Submitted To The College Of Open Education And Distance Learning Of Kampala International University In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of A Degree Of Bachelor Of Education In Arts
Drug abuse, Academic performance of students, Secondary schools, Gucha district, Kenya