Cases of drug abuse have been a stumbling block in schools. This has made indiscipline cases to be on the rise with students burning school structures among other offences.
The Ministry of Education has through Professor George Magoha has unveiled National Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance use prevention and Management in learning institutions. This is a move by the Ministry that will curb cases of school drop outs because of drug abuse.
Magoha has handed over a copy of the seven point strategy to help detect and prevent drugs and substance abuse in schools to Principal Secretary Early Learning Education, Dr. Julius Jwan.
As outlined in the document, school heads are now expected to uphold the confidentiality of a group of learners found abusing drugs to avoid stigma and discrimination from peers and teachers.
The document also indicates that punishment given to these category of learners will be corrective and not punitive and that at no point will the schools be allowed yo expel learners found to be abusing drugs in schools.
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