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ERIC Number: EJ894002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Drug Dependence and Abuse in Kenyan Secondary Schools: Strategies for Intervention
Ngesu, Lewis M.; Ndiku, Judah; Masese, Alice
Educational Research and Reviews, v3 n10 p304-308 Oct 2008
There may have been a time when we in Kenya considered the use or abuse of drugs as a problem relating only to Western world. Today it has become an African problem to the extent that a month hardly passes without media reports on large quantities of drugs having been intercepted in a number of African cities and towns. The results of the study indicated that students abused drugs for varied reasons and the commonly abused drugs were alcohol, bhang, miraa, tobacco and kuber. The study recommended that guidance and counseling in schools be enforced and that strict disciplinary measures be enforced by teachers to curb the vice. Policy makers should also focus their efforts on addressing administrative disparities of principal's leadership capacities across urban, suburban and rural setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya