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  1. What Ambrose Lee said

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It is uncommon that drug traffickers will penetrate schools to sell drugs' June 13, 2007 'The drug problem exists among primary pupils... it's alarming' February 25, 2010 ...

  2. Parents back drug-test plan, but some don't understand it

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Only about a third of parents say they understand the proposed school drug-testing scheme, a survey shows. But they gave firm support for the controversial pilot plan. ... cent said police liaison officers should be informed of the drug test results, and 66.9 per cent said police should trace drug sources through pupils who tested positive. Early, this month, ...

  3. Changes keep police out of drug testing

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... Joshua But, Martin Wong and Peter So Police will play no part in the voluntary drug-testing plan in Tai Po schools in an about-face by officials after heated public debate. In other ... in any expansion of the pilot plan. An official familiar with the policy said the scheme, to be rolled out in Tai Po secondary schools in December, was aimed at helping students avoid drug use, ...

  4. Bar Association voices fears on school drug tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Bar Association is the latest professional group to raise concerns about the trial of a voluntary drug-testing scheme in Tai Po schools. In a written comment issued yesterday, ... on when and how to conduct the drug-testing programme. The Bar Association said students may be participating voluntarily, but the scheme may be coercive in effect because of pressure from ...

  5. A lenient regime compared to local private institutions

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Vidya Viswanathan and Agnes Lam The government's random drug-testing plan for Tai Po schools is similar to schemes used overseas and lenient compared with the long-held drug policies of local private institutions. At the Hong Kong International School, consent to random inspection of personal belongings and drug tests through hair sampling is a condition of enrolment. In high ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... powerful environmental change in the future. Gordon Peterson, vice-president corporate social responsibility, Timberland Don't involve police in tests I have serious doubts about the drug test scheme to be introduced in some schools. The objectives are unclear. Are we trying to help students with a drug-abuse problem and provide help to them quickly, or use them as an 'information ...

  7. Coming soon to a club near you

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The proposal for random drug tests at discos and in schools has caused uproar, Elaine Yau investigates As a way to combat the rising drug abuse among Hong Kong's teenagers, the Action Committee Against Narcotics has proposed that random tests be carried out on students in clubs and at schools. Some international schools already carry out random drug tests on their students ...

  8. Should school students face mandatory drug testing?

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, Elise Choi Matthew Murchie, 17, St Joseph's College Drug abuse remains a serious problem in schools. The government's repeated anti-drug campaigns bore little fruit. The problem is that despite all the publicity about the dangers of taking drugs, many young students are led by curiosity and peer pressure to try out drugs. They then fall ...

  9. Education the key to anti-drug culture

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The results of the voluntary drug-testing trial in Tai Po high schools should be filed under 'inconclusive' along with research into similar exercises conducted overseas. ... the trial, it conducted a survey of 20,000-odd students, mostly from Tai Po schools, of whom nearly 80 per cent gave the prompted response that drug tests could help build an anti-drug culture ...

  10. Schools to get funds for voluntary drug tests

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Secondary schools will get funds next year to conduct voluntary drug testing of students after a trial in Tai Po was deemed to have fostered an anti-drug culture even though ... said the trial had achieved one key target of 'preventing students from taking drugs'. In Tai Po, 12,400 students- 61 per cent of the 20,000 in the district- joined the scheme ...




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