About 600 students of SHWEMU secondary school in Rubavu District have been called upon to pursue their education dreams and say no to drug abuse as an obstacle to their better future.
Inspector of Police (IP) Solange Nyiraneza, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Rubavu told the students that abuse of drugs have cut short dreams of some of their colleagues in other schools.
She urged the young people to abstain from trade and consumption of drugs such as cannabis and illicit brew and report any one involved.
“The youth should take a lead in the fight against drugs by advising their peers who abuse drugs on the side effects,” she said
The DCLO said that the law also prohibits trade and consumption of liquor with over 45% alcohol volume content.
She said it is improper for the future leaders to get involved in illicit conduct as it retards human resource development.
A similar exercise was also conducted at Heritage Primary School in Gatsibo district.
Pupils there were also tipped about proper use of roads including the meaning of road safety signs.
The separate campaigns also enlightened the students on the modern day slavery of human trafficking, tricks traffickers use and urged them to report anyone who approaches them with offers abroad, as one of the tricks used to lure their unsuspecting victims.