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Drug Abuse And Academic Performance: Evidence From Some Selected Senior High Schools In Ghana
This study investigates the effect of drug abuse on students' academic performance in some selected senior high schools (SHS) in the Greater Accra Region. The paper employed a descriptive survey approach and questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. A sample size of 300 final year students was selected for the study using convenience sampling method. The results indicated that the students understood drug abuse to be the misapplication of drugs. A variety of causes have been cited to cause of drug abuse. This included negative peer influence, inadequate parental control and supervision, and poorly communicated rules and expectations.
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