‘Drug awareness should be part of school curriculum’

 05 Dec 2017 - 9:30

‘Drug awareness should be part of school curriculum’
Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi (second right) and Director-General of Public Security, Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi (third right) with other officials from the two ministries during the workshop.

The Peninsula

The Drug Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) yesterday organised a workshop on the role of the Ministry of Interior in protecting young people in educational institutes. 

The inauguration of three-day workshop was attended by the Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahe+d Ali Al Hammadi and Director-General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi. The workshop held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). “The Ministry of Education appreciates the role of the MoI of protecting the future generations because the nation depends on them and also we cant forget the role of other entities either families, media and other social institutions,” Al Hammadi said in a statement at the occasion.

He added that the Ministry of Education needs the efforts of the Ministry of Interior and the Drug Enforcement Department for protecting the sons through awareness about the dangers of drugs, adding that the awareness programs about the dangers of drugs also part of educational curriculum.  

There are contacts between specialists at the Ministry of Interior and specialists in the Ministry of Education in order to discover any suspicious behaviors and also how to deal with them, he added.

For his part, Al Khulaifi said that the sustainable development did not depend only on idea of natural resources but it also depended on human resource. “The humans are pillars to lay the foundations of civilization for future generations. The stage of education is one of the most important stage in the human life in which their capacities grow and talents are sharpened.”