Starting from Grade 4 students, the Department of Education (DepEd) will be more stricter to teach the practical side of drug literacy. DepEd secretary Leonor Briones will suggest to introduce a separate subject that will focus on helping students to avoid the illegal drugs.

DepEd to teach Grade 4 students to spot drug pushers

DepEd secretary told reporters on Monday, "We are now in the process of reviewing the syllabus as instructed by the President. One of the national priorities of the Duterte administration is to give attention to the drug menace."

Although the current course of study for Grade 4 students already includes the modules for drugs awareness, it still not enough information for them due to less impact on 'practical' lessons.

"The composition is more from the science point of view—its impact on the body but not so much on the practical matters," Briones said.

She added, "I think what needs to be added are [pointers] on how children would know that they are being drawn in, how they should say no, and how and where to report if they are offered illegal drugs."

According to Inquirer reports, DepEd secretary Leonor Briones mentioned that the Philippine National Police Director General Ronald 'Bato' de la Rosa, who attended the said event, has offered to help the DepEd fight the invasion of drugs into the private and public schools nationwide.

"He has offered to help in further strengthening our curriculum to prepare our Grade 4 kids to be able to withstand the onslaught and the temptation of drug addiction," DepEd secretary said.

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