28 Jun 2010

Kava consumption banned at school

1:45 pm on 28 June 2010

Consumption of kava has been banned in schools in Fiji.

Interim education minister Filipe Bole told Fijivillage that he has sent a directive to all schools prohibiting the consumption of kava in and around school premises.

He said this was in line with the aim of making Fiji the world's first drug-free and substance abuse-free nation.

Mr Bole says it's not very difficult to detect teachers who consume too much grog, as it can be seen in their faces.

The ministry of education says it hopes to reduce the number of drugs and substance abuse cases this year by 10%.