Hard drug trafficking, a global threat to human health and educational development.

Sabejeje, A. J.

 

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

Email sabegentle@gmail.com

 ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to investigate hard drug trafficking which is becoming a global threat to human health and educational development. Research survey design was employed for this study. Two hundred students were randomly sampled out from the population of the study which involved secondary school students from Ondo East and Ondo West local government areas of Ondo State. Self developed questionnaire was used to generate relevant information from the respondents. Four hypotheses were generated, tested and analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Results of the findings revealed that students in Ondo East and West Local Government Area were well informed about the side effects of hard drug trafficking on human health and other highlighted options. It is further revealed that there is significant level of awareness in the side effect of hard drug trafficking on academic achievement of students. It was recommended that details on hard drug trafficking on human health, academic achievement of students and nation’s educational development should be more embedded in the curriculum at all educational levels in Nigerian schools.

Keywords: Hard drug, trafficking, global threat, human health and educational development