Do We Abuse Drugs? Reports of Social Studies and Early Childhood Education Student-Teachers in two Nigerian Colleges of Education


  • Oladimeji Kolawole Yomi University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Amosun Peter Adewale University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Olowe Peter Kayode Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria



Drug Abuse, Student-Teachers, Social Studies, Early Childhood Education


The study investigated the incidence of drug abuse among student-teachers in two Nigerian colleges of education. The study’s population comprised all NCE II and III Social Studies and Early Childhood Education student-teachers in two colleges located in Oyo State, Nigeria. Data was analysed using frequency counts, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Of the 400 student-teachers, 213(53.3%) were male while 187(46.8%) were female. Only 148(37%) were from Early Childhood Education while 252(63%) were from Social Studies. The student-teachers may exert negative influence on young children when they eventually take up appointment as teachers in pre-primary and primary schools. Departments of Social Studies and Early Childhood Education together with the colleges counseling centers should organize regular counseling activities and services to educate the pre-service teachers about the danger and implications that could result from their involvement in abuse of drugs.


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How to Cite

Yomi, O. K. ., Adewale, A. P. ., & Kayode, O. P. . (2022). Do We Abuse Drugs? Reports of Social Studies and Early Childhood Education Student-Teachers in two Nigerian Colleges of Education. International Journal of Social Learning (IJSL), 3(1), 102–114.