Fighting Drug Abuse: sensitisation campaign targets school going youth

Drug consumption within school milieu is taking alarming proportions with devastating effects on young Cameroonians.

A study carried out by Global youth tobacco survey on the abusive use of drugs states that 10% of the youth of school going age are regular consumers of cannabis, tramol and cigarette

This indicates that the phenomenon of abuse is growing within secondary and higher schools in Cameroon.

In a bid to address the problem, an initiative dubbed clean schools, free of HIV and drugs has been launched at the courtyard of Lycée le clerc in Yaoundé.

This first edition of the campaign is to sensitise students of different institutions on the harmful effects of HIV and Drugs.

Initiated by the Cameroonian basketball star, Joel Embiid, the campaign will incorporate free HIV/AIDS screening.

A round table conference on the importance of sensitization of students on consequences of drug consumption in school is also on schedule.

The campaign against drug abuse in school milieu was intentionally fixed on the eve of the start of the 2018/2019 school year.

The exercise is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Secondary Education and United Nations Information, Cultural and Educational Fund, UNICEF.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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