NACADANational Academic Advising Association
NACADANational Agency for the Campaign against Drug Abuse (Kenya)
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NACADA also provides professional development opportunities for academic advisors: webcasts; the annual conference each fall; international conferences; ten regional conferences in the spring; a series of institutes and seminars; and eTutorials.
NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising at two-year colleges that enhances the educational development of students.
NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a consulting and speaker service, an awards program, and funding for research related to academic advising.
NACADA evolved from the first National Conference on Academic Advising in 1977 and has more than 13,000 members representing 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and 27 other international countries.
According to a 2010 NACADA report entitled Report of Survey on Drugs and Substance Abuse in Coast Province Kenya, Mombasa is the hub of drug supply to the other parts of the Coast region.
The NACADA report documents a number of mechanisms used to distribute drugs including school children, ambulance drivers (the coast general hospital area is a hot spot for peddlers) and VIP and government vehicles (given the ease with which they can escape inspection at roadblocks and intimidate law enforcement).
NACADA has developed certification standards for drug treatment facilities and is implementing a licensing service to formalize the process.
The NACADA continues to combat drug abuse, although the quasi-governmental organization's budget remains negligible.
In 2015, at NACADA, we proposed that shisha be banned but the then Interior CS Joseph ole Lenku ignored our proposal.
Former NACADA chairman John Mututho has asked the government to follow after Rwanda which has banned smoking of Shisha.
The then NACADA chairman John Mututho said the flavours contained bhang, heroin and cocaine.