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Posted On: 26 April 2009 09:57 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

MoI conducts course on dangers of drugs

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The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has conducted an awareness course on ‘dangers and harms of drugs’ for local school managers. Over 100 officials of various schools attended the two-day course conducted by the ministry’s Permanent Committee for Drugs and Alcohol Affairs. It was held in the framework of the fifth phase of the national project for raising awareness about drugs. Inaugurating the opening session, Brig Mohamed Mubarak al-Khulaifi, director of Drugs Prevention Department, said: “We believe in the preventive role school managers can play, as a school is the most significant educational institution after family and students are the usual victims of drug promoters.” Two lectures, first on types of narcotics and the legal standings while another on the “pattern for enriching school environment” were delivered by Capt Ibrahim al-Sumaih, and Abdullah Jumua al-Kubaisi respectively on the first day. The agenda of the second day comprised three lectures: “signs of a drug addict’s personality”, “role of schools in drugs prevention” and the “social impact (of drugs) and how to rehabilitate the addict”. They were conducted by Dr Mohamed Abdul Aleem, of Social Rehabilitation Centre; Sheikh Mawafi Azab, of Ministry of Awqaf; and Dr Al Ma’amoun Obaid of Medical Services Department of the MoI, respectively.