Teach­ers play piv­otal role

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHA­HANI MALA SUVA Edited by Paula Tu­vuki Feed­back: sha­hani.mala@fi­jisun.com.fj

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.

Photo: Sha­hani Mala

(Top and bot­tom) St Agnes kinde­garten stu­dents dur­ing their char­ac­ter pa­rade yes­ter­day.

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