It has been revealed that 54.1% of boys in Junior High and Senior High Schools use cannabis, while 34.3% of the girls smoke shisha.
This is according to a survey by the Consultative Committee to Combat Drug Menace in Schools.
Conducted in 176 schools across the country, the survey was geared towards ascertaining the source and cause of an increase in drug use in various Senior High and Junior High Schools.
Overall, about 10 psychiatrists, 138 heads of schools, and 72 guidance and counselling units in various schools were engaged for the survey.
Meanwhile, 34.3% of girls in the various Junior High and Senior High Schools were also found to use shisha.
The survey also disclosed that 72.7% of girls use pain relievers in schools.
“They [students] don’t eat well and that is really causing stress in them, thereby making them engage in substance abuse,” Chairman of the Committee, Bright Appiah said, as quoted by Myjoyonline.