Drug Abuse and Learners’ Risk of School Failure A Case Study Of Nyamitanga Sub-County Mbarara District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Statement of problem 2

1.2 Purpose of study 2

1.3 Objectives of the study 3

1.4 Research questions 3

1.5 Scope of the study 3

1.6 Significance of the study 4

CHAPTER TWO 5

LITERATURE REVIEW 5

2.1. Introduction 5

2.2. Conceptual framework 5

2.3. How different forms of drugs are abused7 6

2.4. The causes of drug abuse among learners 7

CHAPTER THREE 14

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 14

3.0 Introduction 14

3.1 Research design 14

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3.2 Study area .14

3.3 Sample framework 14

3.3.1 Sample size 14

3.3.2 The sample technique 15

3.4 Data collection procedure 15

3.5 Methods for data collection 15

3.5.1 Instruments 15

3.5.2 Sources ofdata 16

3.6 Data processing and analysis 16

CHAPTER FOUR 17

DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION 17

4.0 Introduction 17

4.0.1 Response rate 17

4.1 Types of drugs commonly abused 17

4.2 Causesofdrug abuse 18

4.2.1 Age and drug abuse 19

4.2.2 Gender and drug abuse 20

4.2.3 Residence and drug abuse 20

4.3 Effects of drug abuse on society 21

4.4 Measures put in place to control drug abuse 22

CHAPTER FIVE 24

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 24

5.0 Introduction 24

5.1 Summary of findings 24

5.2 Conclusion 26

5.3 Recommendations 27

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to investigate on the drug abuse in the family and learners’ at risk of school failure,(A case study of Nyamitanga sub-county Mbarara district of Uganda. The following objectives guided the study; to investigate on the causes of drug abuse among pupils on their academic performance; to examine the effects of drug abuse towards academic performance and to find out measures put in place to control drug abuse in secondary schools in Uganda. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used and respondents were picked at random. Findings revealed that majority of the pupils who were abusing drugs were aged between 16-18 year. Findings also shows that the high prevalence of drug abuse in pupils from families where another member of the family was also abusing drugs correlates well with previous studies that found a similar correlation between parental use and abuse of drugs and drug abuse patterns among their children. Recommendations were also made.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & KULUTHUM, N (2022). Drug Abuse and Learners’ Risk of School Failure A Case Study Of Nyamitanga Sub-County Mbarara District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-learners-risk-of-school-failure-a-case-study-of-nyamitanga-sub-county-mbarara-district

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and NAKYEJWE KULUTHUM "Drug Abuse and Learners’ Risk of School Failure A Case Study Of Nyamitanga Sub-County Mbarara District" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-learners-risk-of-school-failure-a-case-study-of-nyamitanga-sub-county-mbarara-district. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and NAKYEJWE KULUTHUM . "Drug Abuse and Learners’ Risk of School Failure A Case Study Of Nyamitanga Sub-County Mbarara District". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-learners-risk-of-school-failure-a-case-study-of-nyamitanga-sub-county-mbarara-district >.

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Frontiers, Edu and KULUTHUM, NAKYEJWE . "Drug Abuse and Learners’ Risk of School Failure A Case Study Of Nyamitanga Sub-County Mbarara District" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/drug-abuse-and-learners-risk-of-school-failure-a-case-study-of-nyamitanga-sub-county-mbarara-district