The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council says students need to think twice about their future when considering drug use of any sort.
Chief Executive Manoa Senikarawa says students – especially in high school – are at a point in their lives where they need guidance or they could wander onto the wrong track.
“Yes there are times where they will make mistakes and they will need to be counselled. They are going through stages of their lives and sometimes they will not be able to bear with the things that they come across and they will think that is the right choice but there are other ways of solving problems and providing solutions to whatever they face in their daily lives but we would like to see our young people refrain from indulging themselves with substances that can cause harm to their health in general.”
The Education Ministry now has a zero tolerance approach to drug use in schools and any student caught in the act will be expelled immediately.