Civic Education Paper 2 WASSCE (SC), 2018

Question 4

(a) Drugs that can be abused.
(b) Visible behaviours of drug addicts.
(c) Social consequences of drug abuse.


This was a popular question. The performance of most candidates who answered it was good as they really understand its demands. The problems candidates had in this question was in the part b. Candidates were unable to point out the visible behaviours of drug addicts. |However, the drugs that can be abused and the social consequences of drug abuse were well attended to. To those candidates who deviated, expected answers for part b and c includes;


  1. Bad human relations/violence/aggression
  2. Severe Headache
  3. Intense anxiety/nervousness
  4. Irritability/abnormal behaviour
  5. Wastage of funds/extravagances/prodigal/profligacy
  6. Poor performance in academics
  7. Withdrawal from school
  8. Depression/stress
  9. Truancy
  10. Recklessness/high risk taking


  1. Homelessness/vagabond
  2. Wife/husband battering
  3. Domestic violence
  4. Sterility/impotence
  5. Complicated health issues
  6. Death
  7. Destabilized home/divorce/separation
  8. Isolation
  9. Stigmatization
  10. Nuisance e.g unruly behavior, arrogance, unkempt appearance, rudeness etc.
  11. Breakdown of law and order
  12. Increased crime rate