|"The reasons for the issue were that students wanted money to play computer games, pay off gambling debts and buy drugs, which led them to commit crimes", said Ngu Duy Anh, director of the ministry's Student Affairs Department.— Illustrative image/ Photo doisongphapluat
HA NOI (VNS) — More than 8,000 students had broken the law since 2009, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Education and Training at a conference held on Tuesday in Ha Noi.
The cases included causing public disorder, using heroin, murder and theft.
The reasons for the issue were that students wanted money to play computer games, pay off gambling debts and buy drugs, which led them to commit crimes, said Ngu Duy Anh, director of the ministry's Student Affairs Department.
Gambling in dormitories was under control thanks to good management, but day-students were difficult to monitor, he said.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia said that each school should invest in manpower and infrastructure to ensure security.
Educating students about morality and a good way of life should also be focused on so they were able to resist the temptation of social evils.
Schools needed to develop a system of clubs to provide vocational guidance for poor students who are susceptible to these risks, she said.
Nghia also asked schools to improve healthcare services.
The Ministry of Education and Training is going to work with the Ministry of Public Security to prevent social evils from breaking into schools. — VNS