Effects of drug and substance abuse on academic performance of primary pupils in nyatike division, Nyatike district-Kenya

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of drug and substance abuse on academic performance of primary pupils in Nyatike Division, Nyatike District- Kenya. Most of schools in this region have being experiencing challenges in trying to fight this menace of drug and substance abuse among the primary pupils. The eight (8) schools that participated in the study were selected random sampling technique. Both random and purposive sampling techniques were used in selecting the 80 respondents Data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and statistical techniques. The major findings were drug and substance abuse affect the academic performance of pupils negatively. The pupils who are in drug and substance abuse their class performance is normally poor. Base on these findings, it is recommended that the government, schools and the community have to join hands and embrace new techniques of drug prevention. The teachers, pupils and parent need to be equipped with skills of drug prevention and resistance skills through workshops, seminar and even life skill Education in school curriculum.
A research report presented to the institute of open and Distance learning in partial fulfillment of the Requirement for the award of bachelor Degree in primary education of Kampala international university
Education, Drug and substance abuse, Primary pupils, Academic performance, Nyatike district, Kenya