Pols 7050 School Drug Test Presentation

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Pols 7050 School Drug Test Presentation

  1. 1. Drug Testing Scheme in HK Secondary School POLS 7050 Public Administration Presentation Paper Students Name : Derek Wong Wei Yan & Desmond TseChung Yuen Students Number : 09425608, 09418180
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Number of people under 21 taking drugs has surged 57 percent in the last four years in Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>- h ttp://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/03/hongkong.ketamine/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Government already spent HK$2M for researching the practicability of the scheme. </li></ul><ul><li>- h ttp://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/03/hongkong.ketamine/index.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. Worries <ul><li>Labeling effect for the Tai Po district, Schools and Students </li></ul><ul><li>Dilemma of the School </li></ul><ul><li>Misleading by ‘Drug Testing Scheme’ </li></ul><ul><li>Drug dependent students wouldn’t enroll the scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Students are voluntary and randomly picking </li></ul><ul><li>The drug-dependent student might not be pick ed up </li></ul>
  4. 4. Worries <ul><li>Destroying the student – parent and student – teacher trust </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict student – parent and student – teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the workload of school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>A statistics results show that teachers do not welcome to the scheme. </li></ul><ul><li>The class teacher is requested to have addition workload under the scheme </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendations for implementing the scheme for entire secondary schools Setting up Drug Testing Centres
  6. 6. Where do the centres locate? <ul><li>3 centres would be located in Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggesting to have 4 SDT teams in each centre </li></ul>
  7. 7. What does it do? <ul><li>Collecting Consent form from schools </li></ul><ul><li>Making appointments with students directly and noticing the schools about the date of appointments. </li></ul><ul><li>Noticing the results to schools and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate counseling services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why is it better than school-based one <ul><li>Minimizing the Labeling Effect of district, schools and students; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug tests take place in confidential manner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protecting the trust between teachers, parents and students; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited involvement of teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Without increasing teachers’ workload; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practical comparison <ul><li>School-base Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency 2 times / month / school </li></ul><ul><li>Staff team 2 nurses 1 information administrator 2 social workers 1 project officers </li></ul><ul><li>32-40 tester a day </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Test Centres </li></ul><ul><li>5 working days 9:00pm – 6:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Salary of staff (4 Rooms) 8 nurse 4 information administrators 4 social workers 4 project officers </li></ul><ul><li>8 hrs (15 mins per tester) = 32 tester for a room. If there are 4 rooms, 4 X 32 = 128 testers a day </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Cannot simply focus on efficient. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The scheme must also concern the number of citizen would benefit; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the quality of services provide; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the level of needs of the society; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the fairness and moral value for the society. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote to the entire secondary schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This scheme should become more instructed and more mature and finally promoted to the entire secondary school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All in all, the scheme rings the alarm of the school drug abuse problem in Hong Kong . </li></ul>

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