Balaka, Balaka Police Station is conducting awareness meetings in a number of primary and secondary schools in the district to teach students their rights and responsibilities with regards to security and academic excellence.
Speaking during a meeting held at Dziwe Secondary School recently, Sub Inspector Roster Milanzi who is the coordinator for the stations Community Policing Branch, counselled the students to work hard and be responsible citizens that abide by the rules and regulations of their school as well as the Malawi constitution.
As students, you are all entitled to your rights such as the right to; education, good health and freedom of dressing but you also have to adhere to the responsibilities that accompany these human rights, said Milanzi
He further cautioned the students on acts of violence both physical and psychological, which come in the forms of bullying and teasing saying such actions negatively affect performance of the victims.
Other key notes discussed were issues of; vandalism of school property and dangers of drug and substance abuse.
Commenting on the same, head teacher for the school John Mizek hailed Balaka Police for the event and urged the students to make good use of the knowledge.
As students, you need to make use of the knowledge that you have received in order to excel in your studies and contribute positively to the social and economic development of the country, said Mizek
In addition, the students were tipped on good practices when using social media applications with a special caution to form four candidates expecting to sit for the forthcoming national examinations to avoid cheating at all costs.
The awareness meetings are part of an ongoing campaign on violence against children and anti cyber crime that rolled out early last month targeting schools across the district.
Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA