Kenyan School To Submit Students To Mandatory Drug Test

The mandated drug test will be administered to all Maranda High School students prior to their first day of classes next week.

According to a text message sent to parents and guardians by the school administration, all children are required to submit to a drug test before arriving to school on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Students will be subjected to drug and alcohol testing in a public facility or at the National Authority for the Campaign Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse.

The decision was reached following a board of management meeting held on December 23. (NACADA).

"While at home, all pupils are required to submit to a mandated drug and substance test. This must be done in a public health institution or a NACADA, for example "a portion of the message read.

On the first day of classes, the students will be required to submit their certificates.

The school, on the other hand, stated that they would conduct a follow-up test on the subject.

"Thereafter, a random testing procedure will be carried out within and by the school," the notification stated in part.

Aside from that, all students would be required to pay Ksh5,125 in compensation for losses incurred as a result of the fire that destroyed the dormitory on December 5.

Parents will be expected to pay the amount due as well as the school fees in full before their children can be re-admitted to the school.

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