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Title: Influence of drug abuse on the academic performance of learners in the selected schools of Makindye Division, Kampala District
Authors: Katushabe, Sarah
Keywords: Drug abuse
Academic performance
Makindye Division
, Kampala District
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the Influence of Drug Abuse on the Academic Performance of Learners in the Selected Secondary Schools of Makindye Division. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the relationship between drug abuse and the discipline of girls, identify the common drugs abused by girls and the effects of drugs on students. The methods used for data collection were questioimaires to the students and interviews with the teachers. The findings revealed that students who abused drugs had indiscipline cases and were therefore lilcely to drop out of school. It was revealed that the conunon drugs girls abused were alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. The study that drugs mostly affected the schooling of students since they did not concentrate in class. The study recommended that the ministry of the education and school authorities should provide preventive measures by checking what enters in school and also discourage students from taking drugs and also counsel those that are already taking drugs. The community and parents are important in a child’s life. They should therefore be sensitized and encouraged to participate in all programs that aim to solve the problem of drugs. The government should also include them in all the plans they make concerning the fight against drug abuse.
Description: A research report submitted in to the faculty of social science for partial fulfillment for the award in bachelor of guidance and counseling of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Guidance

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