CS Magoha on students using drugs
Written by Dickens Ochieng on January 29, 2021
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha says that the ministry of Education will soon start visiting schools countrywide to take random blood samples from students for drug tests for mental stability.
Prof Magoha says that the move is one of the strategies that the ministry of Education and that of interior have come up with to control increased cases of arson attacks and students unrest in schools across the country.
Speaking at Ogande Girls high school in Homa-Bay Town constituency during a meeting with the county commissioner, Deputy County commissioners (DCCs) and Educations officials in Homa-Bay county, the CS says that the test will determine if the student is fit to be in normal schools or need special rehabilitation.
Prof Magoha who was accompanied by Principal Secretary for Vocational Training Dr. Julius Jwan says that they have realized that some students are using narcotic drugs and substances in schools and smuggling drugs and alcohol in schools making to become unruly.
Magoha directs school heads countrywide not to re-admit students expelled from another school because misconduct or from a school that has been closed because the school has been burned down, saying such students may burn the new school of admission.
The Cabinet Secretary says that the National Examinations shall take place in March this year as was planned and burning of schools will not stop the exams from taking place.
He reveals that the Ministry of Education is also engaged in talks with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to make a database of cases of arson attacks that will be used to track down students who engage in cases of indiscipline in their schools.