Guidance and Counselling Strategy in Curbing Drug and Substance Abuse (DSA) in Schools; Effectiveness and Challenges to Head Teachers in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Cheloti, Selpher K.
dc.contributor.author Okoth, Ursula A.
dc.contributor.author Obae, Rose N.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-23T06:21:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-23T06:21:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Vol. 4(1), pp. 051-061, October, 2018. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0437-2611
dc.identifier.uri https://premierpublishers.org/wjer/121020185594.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4282
dc.description.abstract Drug and substance abuse (DSA) is and remains a major social problem world over. The purpose of the study was to investigate effectiveness of guidance and counselling (G/C) as a strategy for curbing drug and substance abuse in secondary schools in Kenya. Literature relating to guidance and counselling strategies and curbing DSA in schools was reviewed. The journal publication is an extract of a descriptive survey study conducted in secondary schools in Nairobi County – Kenya. The study sample was 35 head teachers, 35 Heads of Departments (HODs) for guidance and counselling departments and 420 students. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews. The findings show that Guidance and Counselling was the most preferred strategy for curbing drug abuse and all schools visited had a guidance and counselling teacher. However, majority of the head teachers and teacher counsellors lacked the skills for counselling drug abusers. Teacher counsellors also doubled as subject teachers hence lacked time for counselling students. Therefore, the benefits of Guidance and Counselling strategy have not been fully harnessed. The study concluded that guidance and counselling, despite being the best and most preferred strategy, was ineffective in curbing drug and substance abuse in secondary schools in Kenya. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject guidance en_US
dc.subject counselling en_US
dc.subject drug en_US
dc.subject substance en_US
dc.subject effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Curbing en_US
dc.subject Strategy en_US
dc.title Guidance and Counselling Strategy in Curbing Drug and Substance Abuse (DSA) in Schools; Effectiveness and Challenges to Head Teachers in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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