HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 4 no. 1 (2010)

Implementation and Effectiveness of Drug Education Program of Saint Joseph Institute of Technology

Fernando T. Herrera

Discipline: Education

 

Abstract:

The study endeavoured to determine the level of implementation and level of effectiveness of Drug Education Program (DEP) of Saint Joseph Institute of Technology as basis for Drug Education Program enhancement of the institution. The study used the descriptive design. Results revealed that DEP in the school was fully implemented as evidenced by its inclusion in the curriculum and provision of relevant resources which aimed to nurture, build resilience and wellbeing, and support the development of emotional intelligence and social competency of the students. Announcement or publication, trainings among faculty ,information drive through relevant symposium or fora, and monitoring and evaluation were highly implemented for students to gain awareness and adequate information concerning the ill effects of unlawful drugs. Most of the student respondents admitted that the knowledge they gained out of the Program has nothing to do with changing their behaviour, but they claimed that the Program has helped them become more aware of the effects of drugs to their behaviour once influenced or enslaved by drugs.