At least 156 students busted for illegal drugs

FSS students FILE PIC
FSS students FILE PIC

FRANCISTOWN: The regional director operations of education (North East) Labani Mokgosi has said his office has recorded 156 cases of illegal possession of drugs in secondary schools in Francistown.

There have been concerns about the increase in students' drug use and the escalating trends of learners consuming space cakes which are cookies and muffins containing marijuana.

In an interview with The Monitor this week, Mokgosi said of the worrisome figure (156), a total of 132 are boys while 24 are girls. He indicated that Setlalekgosi Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) tops with 28 cases followed by Mater Spei College with 27 cases. Both Mmei JSS and Goldmine JSS recorded 14 followed by Francistown Secondary School and Montsamaisa JSS with a recorded number of 13 each.

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