Management of Students’ Discipline in a Drug and Substance Abuse-Laden School Environment

  • Abubakar Sadiq LawalEmail author
  • Buhari Marafa
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


This study intended to examine the influence of drug and substance abuse on the management of discipline in secondary school. Today drug abuse or drug addiction is one of the most vexing and pervasive problems that almost all countries including Nigeria; are grappling with in as far as administration and management of schools is concerned. The consequences on the youth are disastrous and devastating especially the negative effects in schools and the communities. This is has been aggravated by the rapid social and technology changes which have had a corrupting influence on the youth in schools. It has also translated to an impediment in as far as the management of schools is concerned. Drug abuse is a global health and social problem. It is one of the major problems affecting the youth both in school and out of school. It seems to have impacted negatively on the academic, social, psychological, economical and physiological development among the abusers. Therefore it has become a matter of grave concern to educational stakeholders, medical practitioners, sociologists, religious leaders, counselors and parents thus needing urgent attention. Educational institutions the world over seem to be threatened by the global phenomenon of drug use; abuse and the abuse of other substances. Whereas their aim is to transmit knowledge beliefs, values, norms, they seem to be over loaded by the monster of drug and substance abuse. This paper therefore, explored the management of discipline in a drug and substance abuse-laden school environment.


Management Discipline Chaos Chaotic environment Complexity Drug and substance abuse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business StudiesShehu Shagari College of EducationSokotoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Social StudiesShehu Shagari College of EducationSokotoNigeria

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