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Written By : Source: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. St Bedes College in Savusavu ended their NO DRUGS campaign on a high note with the Minister for Education, Filipe Bole as their chief guest.
The minister who was on a tour of Savusavu with other senior officials of the Ministry of Education was glad to see how schools in the country responded to the NO DRUGS campaign, especially after all schools were declared ‘Drug Free’.
Students and teachers of St Bedes College raised drug awareness in the school and extended it for a further two weeks.
This was after they realised that drug trafficking in their area is code named the ‘golden triangle’ and the staff found it crucial to educate their young ones.
The ‘golden triangle’ points out a triangular route of drug trafficking in Vanua Levu.
Throughout the two weeks there were organised activities staged at the college that did not interfere with the school’s academic programme.
“You are young and clean and you need to develop fully and I don’t want you to use drugs or drink yaqona at this early age,” the minister told the students.
In the culmination of their awareness programme, the students presented Mr Bole and his team with items and poetry reading.
The minister’s presence has in some way boosted the programme and nailed the message of the two-week programme properly after Mr Bole explained the ministry’s initiatives.
The minister left an air of festivity at St Bedes College after officially announcing the commencement of Form Seven for the school in 2012.