The impact of Drug Abuse on the Performance of Pupils of Herman Gmeiner Primary School of Eldoret,Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of drug abuse on the academic performance of pupils of Herman Gmeiner Primary school in Eldoret, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the Reasons for drug abuse. Drugs commonly abused and their sources and the Effects of drug abuse on academic performance. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires to the staff members of the • schools who were involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that drugs affect negatively the pupils' performance. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the making a policy that fights drugs in school.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning of Kampala International University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Education (BED ECPE) of Kampala International University.
Drug Abuse, Performance, Pupils, Impact, Eldoret,Kenya