Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Anti-drug program to be launched in schools  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 02/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The ministries of interior and education will launch an anti-drug awareness program in schools soon to counter the growing trend of youngsters smoking tobacco and then moving on to cannabis and other hard drugs

This comes hard on the heels of two new studies conducted by the interior ministry's general directorate of narcotics control showing that 10 percent of drug-addicted saudis started smoking at primary school 34 percent at intermediate level and 26 percent at high school

Abdul ilah al-sharif assistant director general of the directorate said school-going children are the most vulnerable. he said parents must play a bigger role in monitoring their children between 12 and 20 years of age according to local media

Al-sharif said other factors play a part in young people using drugs including peer pressure and little family support. he said the government seized 45 tons of cannabis last year compared to 23 tons over the previous three years

He said the program would include teachers in makkah jeddah tabuk and riyadh in phase one. the program is an initiative of the interior ministry that had been delayed since last year until an implementation plan could be completed

Abdullah hijazi the director of a private school said many parents are not aware of their children's activities including them mixing with drug-using friends

Hijazi said many students smoke drugs outside of schools hours. he urged parents to watch their children more closely including questioning them about their whereabouts

Al-sharif had said previously that a new technical directorate has been established to track and arrest those who use social media websites to sell drugs. 'the efforts of the directorate police and other officials were successful in foiling several attempts to smuggle and sell drugs. last year the authorities investigated more than 37000 cases of smuggling possession using and transportation of drugs" he said.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 4 2015 - UAE Q3 non-oil sector keeps growing baseMENAFN
(MENAFN) An official report show that Business conditions in the UAE's non-oil private sector continued to improve in last July.Non-oil private sector employment in the UAE keeps on increasing in ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Emirates Reit to invest USD56.69m in Akoya new schoolMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai-based real estate investment trust Emirates Reit has announced that it will invest about USD56.69 million on building a new school in DAMAC's Akoya development. Emirates Reit acquired ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Egypt expands armed forces mission in YemenDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met Saturday with members of the National Defence Council, in a meeting that saw the expansion of the Egyptian armed forces' participation ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Egypt- None can interfere in judiciary, Brotherhood defendants tried by law: Al-ZindDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Minister of Justice Ahmed El-Zind said that defendants of the former Muslim Brotherhood regime are being tried according to the law, during a Friday TV show on a state-run ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Payfort launches instalments service in Egypt, UAE, Saudi ArabiaDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Arab world's leading online payment service provider Payfort has launched on Sunday an instalments service in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Oman approves electricity projects worth USD600.2mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Three hundred fifty-nine projects with a total value of around USD600.2 million were approved by licensed operators last year to enhance the electricity network in Oman.The projects were ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Industries Qatar profits surge 20 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Industries Qatar said its second-quarter profit increased 20 percent, beating analyst forecasts, although its half-year profit fell because of declining petrochemicals prices.The ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Health Ministry's Hajj Preparatory Committees hold meetingSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The Preparatory Hajj Committees of the Ministry of Health held their 12th meeting at the ministry yesterday, in the presence of the heads of the preparatory committees ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Scouts honor World Scout Committee MembersSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association honored the members of the World Scout Committee during their visit yesterday to the Saudi delegation participating in Arab Cultural ...

 Aug 4 2015 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Consul General in Los Angeles : We did not record any contact from citizens due to fires in Northern CaliforniaSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The Consul General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles, Ambassador Dr. Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudairy, confirmed that there is no Saudi citizen close to the ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help