Students’ luggage to be checked for drugs as they return to schools

By IGIHE
On 19 January 2018 at 12:01

In a move to fight drugs among youth, the National Youth Council Executive Secretary, Robert Mwesigwa has said that they will conduct an exercise to check up drugs from students’ luggage as they enter school premises.

Mwesigwa was speaking in Kigali on Wednesday during the closing of holiday national civic education programme known as ‘Intore mu biruhuko’

He said that the Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Education have agreed that students’ luggage will be checked out for drugs having realized that substances tobacco and alcoholic drinks, among others, are brought by students during the beginning of the term.

“According to information from students, they bring substances from outside which has prompted authorities to carry out thorough checks which will be followed by sensitization.

Speaking at the event, Kicukiro District Mayor, Dr. Jeanne Nyirahabimana said that the holiday’s civic education programme equipped youth with proper appreciation of cultural values and profitably use their time.

Over one million youth participated in the programme, 60% of them are youth between seven and eleven years old.

They were taught Rwandan values, culture, sports and patriotism among others.


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