The Impact of Drug Abuse On Academic Performance of Learners in Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Getarwet Village, Roret Zone Of Bureti District Of Rift Valley Province Inkenya

TABLE OF CONTENT

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................. .i

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................................... v

TABLE OF CONTENT .................................................................................................................. vi

ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................... ix

CHAPTER ONE:_INTRODUCTION ...................................... : ...................................................... 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background information ............................................................................................................ l

1.2 Statement of the problem ........................................................................................................... 2

1.3 Purpose of the study .................................................................................................................. 2

1.4 Objectives of the study ....................................................... : ...................................................... 2

1.5 Research questions .................................................................................................................... 3

1.6 $ignificance of the study ............................................................................................................ 3

1.7 Scope of the study ...................................................................................................................... 3

1.8 Delimitation ............................................................................................................................... 3

CHAPTER TWO:LITERA TURE REVIEW .................................................................................. .4

2.0 Lntroduction ········································································~······················································4 . . 2.1 Evidence of drug abuse .............................................................................................................. 4

2.2 Sources of the drugs abused ...................................................................................................... 5

2.3 Reason causes of drug abuse ..................................................................................................... 5

2.3.1 Mass media ............................................................................................................................. 6

2.3.2 Role models i parental influence ............................................................................................ 6

2.3.3 Availability of the drugs .................................................. .' ...................................................... 6

2.3.4 Idleness and peer pressure ...................................................................................................... 7

2.3.5 Psychological .......................................................................................................................... 7

2.3.6 Family structure ................................................................ : ..................................................... 7

2.3.7 Spiritual hunger ...................................................................................................................... 7

2.3.8 Ignorance ............................................................................................................................... 8

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2.3.9 Laxity in security personnel ................................................................................................... 8

2.4 Effect of drug abuse to learning ................................................................................................ 9

2.4.1 Retarding maturation process of foetus .................................................................................. 9

2.4.2 Crimes ..................................................................................................................................... 9

2.4.3 Accidents ................................................................................................................................ 9

2.4.4 Effects on behaviour ............................................................................................................... 9

2.4.5 Physical dependence ............................................................................................................. 10

2.4.6 Psychological· dependence ........................................................................ : ........................... 10

2.4.7 Malnutrition .......................................................................................................................... 10

2.4.8 Diseases ................................................................................................................................ 10

CHAPTER THREE:RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ................................................................. 12

3. Introductions ..... .' ............................................................................................ : ........................... 12

3.1 Research Design ...................................................................................................................... 12

3.2. Study area .................................................................................................... : ........................... 12

3.2 Target population ..................................................................................................................... 12

3 .3 Sample size .............................................................................................................................. 12

3.4 Research procedure ...................................................................................... : ........................... 12

3.5 Data collection instruments ..................................................................................................... 13

(b )Focus group discussions ........................................................................................................... 13

( c )Documentary Review ................................................................................................................ 13

3.6 Data analysis ............................................................................................................................ 13

3.7 Limitations ............................................................................................................................... 13

CHAPTER FOUR:DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION ... 14

4. llntroductions .... .' ............................................................................................ : ........................... 14

CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................... 21

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..................... : ........................... 21

5. 0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 21

5. I Summary .................................................................................................................................. 21

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5.2 Discussion ................................................................................................................................ 21

5.3 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................... 22

5.4 Possible Solutions to Drug Abuse ........................................................................................... 23

5.5 Recommendations ................................................................................................................... 23

REFERENCE ................................................................................................................................ 25

APPENDIX I:QUESTIONNAIRE ............................................................................................... 26

ABSTRACT The study examined the impact of drug abuse on academic performance of learners. The general objectives of the study were to investigate the causes of drug abuse and its impact on academic performance of learners. The study took a quantitative approach to collect and interpret the data. The study also employed a descriptive survey design to carry out the study· and used a questionnaire as a tool to collect data. The population targeted was Secondary school teachers and ECO teachers who were sampled using the simple random sampling to get the teachers who would fill the questionnaire. These teachers were used to investigate the effects of drugs abuse to learning in ECO centres and lower Secondary school. After the researcher has analyzed the questionnaire, it was established that there is drug abuse in the zone. It was also founq out that the most commonly abused drug is alcohol. It is also evident that drug abuse has negative effects to learning for instance learners who indulge in drug abuse have low academic achievements and indiscipline cases. The researcher recommends that trained personnel handles cases of drug abuse to stop its effects on learning and be done through guiding and counseling.

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APA

, M (2022). The Impact of Drug Abuse On Academic Performance of Learners in Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Getarwet Village, Roret Zone Of Bureti District Of Rift Valley Province Inkenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-academic-performance-of-learners-in-secondary-schools-in-roret-division-getarwet-village-roret-zone-of-bureti-district-of-rift-valley-province-inkenya

MLA 8th

, MUTAIHENRY "The Impact of Drug Abuse On Academic Performance of Learners in Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Getarwet Village, Roret Zone Of Bureti District Of Rift Valley Province Inkenya" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-academic-performance-of-learners-in-secondary-schools-in-roret-division-getarwet-village-roret-zone-of-bureti-district-of-rift-valley-province-inkenya. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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, MUTAIHENRY . "The Impact of Drug Abuse On Academic Performance of Learners in Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Getarwet Village, Roret Zone Of Bureti District Of Rift Valley Province Inkenya". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Aug. 2022. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-academic-performance-of-learners-in-secondary-schools-in-roret-division-getarwet-village-roret-zone-of-bureti-district-of-rift-valley-province-inkenya >.

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, MUTAIHENRY . "The Impact of Drug Abuse On Academic Performance of Learners in Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Getarwet Village, Roret Zone Of Bureti District Of Rift Valley Province Inkenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-academic-performance-of-learners-in-secondary-schools-in-roret-division-getarwet-village-roret-zone-of-bureti-district-of-rift-valley-province-inkenya