7 Chonburi schools nominated for Education Ministry anti-drug program

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Seven Chonburi schools have been nominated for the Ministry of Education’s “white schools” program, designating them as institutions free of drugs and vices.

Deputy Gov. Pornchai Kwansakul announced the province’s participating in the ministry program Dec. 19.

Deputy Gov. Pornchai Kwansakul announces Chonburi’s participation in the Education Ministry’s anti-drug program.Deputy Gov. Pornchai Kwansakul announces Chonburi’s participation in the Education Ministry’s anti-drug program.

Launched in 1998, the “white schools” program encourages schools to control the spread of drugs through education and involvement of teachers and parents.

Pornchai said the program creates focus groups composed of educators, parents and students, and another containing police and monks. Efforts focus on prevention, research, maintenance, surveillance, and management. Directives call for planning, information systems, networking.

Chonburi had set up a committee to evaluate schools in the province and will pass on the best facilities to the ministry.

Wat Nongree Community School, Koh Chan Pre-School, Wat Boonsamphan School, Chonburi Technological School, Wattananusart School, Chonburi Vocational College, and Sriracha School have all been nominated.