Embu, 04 May, 2022 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop at the helm of the Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) in Kenya has called upon learners and the management of schools in the East African country to use all means possible to eradicate drugs from learning institutions in order to improve their academic performance.
In a Tuesday, May 3 message, Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru said that students need to embrace good moral standards free from the use of drugs for them “to excel well” in their academics and to come out as future leaders.
“If you want to excel well, if we want to perform well in our schools, our schools must be drug free,” the Chairman CERE of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) said, and added, “Do not encourage those who sell drugs in our schools at any time.”
He said that good performance comes from an undivided mind. He added that learners who use drugs mostly have divided mind and therefore cannot perform well.
The Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Embu went on to challenge young people in schools to embrace a virtuous life for them to excel in academics.