IRPC Technology College in Rayong, the Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Sermsak Pongpanit, chaired the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding concerning preventing and solving the problem of illicit drugs in schools. On this occasion, Mr. Sermsak introduced a policy for drug suppression in Thai schools called "White School".
This project aims to respond to the Thai government's policy to solve these drug problems and is part of the National Agenda. It also parallels the work done in the Ministry of Education's campaign and carried out in conjunction with Rayong, to encourage students to stay away from drugs, so that qualitative and quantitative success in fighting against drugs can be achieved.
The White School policy is carried out with the cooperation of school administrators, representatives of teachers, parents and students, the police and Buddhist monks in local communities where the schools are located. This strong cooperation will boost the power of drug suppression measures enforced by the schools and will increase the confidence of the policy makers to solve the drug problem. This policy includes five measures: protection, searching, rehabilitation, safeguarding and administration. Those measures will not be successful without the 4 Musts and 2 Don'ts. The 4 Musts are strategies, work-plans, databases and networks and the 2 Don'ts are information covering and expulsion of students from school.