Moral Aspect of Drug Education

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :

Moral Aspect or Drug Education

    • How to protect our health and the health of others
    • Concept of right and wrong, good and bad health habit
    • Religious and Traditional beliefs on Drug abuse


Class :

Primary 6 / Basic 6


Term :

Third Term


Week :

Week 4


Instructional Materials :

  • Picture showing people with infectious diseases or communicable diseases
  • Pictures showing people wearing hand gloves or face masks to prevent the spread of diseases



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught types of communicable and non communicable diseases


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Say how to protect our health and that of others
  • Distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad health habits
  • Explain the religious and traditional beliefs on drug abuse



Content :

Drug abuse simply refers to the use of drugs without a doctor’s advice or prescription.

Drug Abuse Education refers to those advice, counseling and instructions that are given to drug addicts so that that they can be overcome their bad addiction.


How to help a drug addict


Life – saving skills and developing positive health behavior are program designed to provide the education and support necessary by diminish drug dependency in community, school and workplace.

Preventing drug abuse is a responsibility shared by each member of society.

Ways by which à drug addict may be helped or assisted

1. Regular exercise

2. Taking part in Sports or games

3. Constructive play

4. Cordial relationships with others

5. Avoidance of harmful drugs

6. Carefully choose what you eat.

7. Make good friends make


Organizations concerned with physical, mental and social well – being of youths in the community –

Government Organization

1. Welfare Centres

2. Youths and Development

3. Federal Ministry of Education

4. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

5. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

Non – Governmental Organization

1. Boys scout

2. Girls guide

3. Boys and girls bridge

4. Religious body




The Concept of Right or Good Health Habits 

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Take your bath daily
  • Cut your fingernails short
  • Always comb your hair
  • Always wash your hands before and after eating
  • Always wash your hands after using the toilets

The Concept of Bad or Wrong Health Habits 

  • Dirty, stinking mouth odour
  • Body odour
  • Long untrimmed dirty fingernails
  • Bushy hair
  • Poor dirty toilet Hygiene
  • Poor table manner


Religious and Traditional beliefs about Drug Abuse 

Government should use both the religious and traditional bodies to preach and speak vehemently against the use of drug


The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :


Mention three ways by which a drug addict may be helped or assisted





Mention three organisations that may help a drug addict to overcome his or her addiction





Conclusion :


He gives a brief note and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Read about drugs that are commonly abused


Watch The Story of Fatima. A rehabilitated and reformed drug addict


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