The study was designed to establish the effects of drugs on E.C.D.E children's academic
performance in Watarnu zone in Malindi District.
In order to realise the study, the researcher used interview guides and questionnaires to
get the data intended. The researcher produced ten copies of interview guides and ten of
questionnaire to gather the required information on misuse of drugs in the Watarnu zone
in Malindi district. Teachers of various schools assisted in interviewing pupils aged
between 3-8 years on a drug abuse and its consequences there after.
According to the findings almost 90 percent of the entire children population in the zones
used or have used drugs like mnazi, alcohol, bhang tobacco. As far as drug taking is
concerned in the zone, it has a great negative impact on pupil's academic performances.
Majority of the population score below average mark in every subject tested in any given
examination. It has been concluded that most abused drugs in the zone were mnazi,
alcohol, bhang and tobacco related substances.
Many access the drugs through their parents. If a parent smoker dropped a filter of the
tobacco, the child used all means to pick it and smoke in private. Among the mijikenda in
coast, Kenya, a child is allowed to test or take mnazi in the process serving customers.
Such children feel confused and end up doing things against their wish.
The government should try to find out means of stopping such habit through local leaders
like village elder, assistant chiefs and chiefs should be educated on how to protect their
children from taking drugs at their tender age.
Through such collaborated awareness by teachers, civil servants and religious leaders on
the effect of drugs, the society shall be declined from the grip of poverty and nonperformance of children in schools.
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