Top marks for behaviour programme

Sharjah officials are expanding a programme designed to boost security and good behaviour in schools.

SHARJAH // A programme that aims to prevent bad behaviour in schools such as smoking, truancy, fighting and dropping out is being expanded.

Sharjah Police and the Sharjah Education Council yesterday agreed to increase the number of schools participating in their security culture programme from 21 last year to 50 this year.

"The number of students benefiting from this security programme would also go up from 9,000 students last year to 25,000 this year," said Brig Gen Humaid Mohammed Al Hudaidi, the director general of Sharjah Police. "We intend to expand this programme to almost every child in the emirate."

He said the programme would create a generation capable of co-operation to achieve community goals such as fewer accidents and crimes.

Dr Abdullah Saleh Al Suweih, the director of the Education Council, said that police last year held 166 lectures in schools on 41 topics.

"What was done last year was mostly a success," he said. "We want to focus on prevention rather than cure," he said.

Published: August 22, 2011 04:00 AM