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October 22nd, 2013
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Drug Test will not Solve Problems

Carrying out drug tests on pupils is a reactionary and token gesture whose main purpose seems to be to show the public that the government is doing something about current drug issues rather than to genuinely reduce drug problems at schools.

Our youth take drugs for a number of reasons; some cannot see a future in their lives, some have family issues and their family unit is disrupted and some just don’t experience the love that they should enjoy whilst growing up. The government should try to address these issues rather than take the easy route of conducting drug tests.

Initiatives the government could consider include giving aid to single parents, allocate land and other resources for the development of sports centres for young people, develop environments to give kids a platform to be creative and develop an arts and cultural hub that doesn’t contain yet another monstrous shopping mall designed to line the pockets of property developers with more money.

The youth today are our tomorrow and if the government does not invest in and nurture them then our future is doomed.

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2 Responses to “Drug Test will not Solve Problems”

  1. corusdanai Says:

    In the same way, I think we should have forced probes on all government officials for corruption and we can see how they will react to such an idea.

  2. MadameTussaud Says:

    It’s really disturbing what the young people are up to these days; a 16-year old boy blackmailing a fellow student by threatening to post nude pictures of here? Drug dealers at schools? Acts of bullying being filmed and put online?

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