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Drug abuse stretching the roles of school heads

August 15, 2019 7:20 am

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says the increase in drugs and substance abuse-related cases from schools is challenging school heads.

Akbar confirmed to FBC News that reports of drug use by students continue to rise in 2019, following a record 1,634 cases last year.

Akbar says the Ministry is also trying to find experts who can go into the schools to assist in fighting the problem.

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“We need Counselors, we need expert to deal with these issues because are very very complicated and complex issues that deals with the nature or people’s behavior extra so qualified professional counsellors I think will be able to handle this situation better than our heads of schools and our teachers”

The Ministry is currently working alongside the National Substance Abuse and Advisory Council to find solutions to the issue.

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