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Bag checks of students to be introduced

The Education Ministry will issue a circular to check the bags of schoolchildren in the morning with the intention of preventing narcotic substances being brought to schools. 

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha told the House yesterday (7) that the circular will be issued by next week.

Minister Premajayantha said checking school bags in the morning was a common practice adopted by all schools with the support of students and parents. He pointed out that the practice ceased to exist after sometime and the reason behind such a move is still unknown. He noted that there have been reports on students carrying drugs to school. Thus, the Education Minister will issue a circular to all schools to recommence the old practice in order to prevent such a scenario.

Premajayantha noted that there is an acute process targeting school students run by drug dealers.


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