Teachers play pivotal role
Teachers must spend time to teach students about the effects of drugs says Saint Agnes Primary School teacher Renato Daveta. “They are role models for students and whatever they will teach students, they will learn from them,” he said. Saint Agnes Primary School celebrated International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday. Mr Daveta said teachers should be well equipped about drugs and always create awareness against them.
Saint Agnes Primary School Year 7 student Joseva Cokanauto said: “Children should not take drugs.
“Drug is illegal in Fiji and it’s the teachers and parent’s responsibility to teach their children about the effects of taking drugs. “Children must be aware about the side effects of drugs at a very young age,” he said. Another Year 7 student Filomena Salaimerika said: “Drugs is not good for any children’s health.”
“I always read about the effects of drugs on our health and drugs are illegal in Fiji. “Children must make right decision and say no to drugs,” she said.
(Top and bottom) St Agnes kindegarten students during their character parade yesterday.