SHS, JHS students are taking ‘Wee Toffee’ too much – Mental Health Coordinator

Prince Kofi Yeboah, the mental health coordinator for the Bongo District in the Upper East Region, has voiced concern over the surge in the sales and usage of psychoactive chemicals on the different campuses of Senior High Schools (SHSs) and Basic Schools.

He notices that the excessive use of these medicines is causing young people to progressively lose their minds.

In an interview with Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio, Prince Kofi Yeboah remembered how some students came to him for assistance after using these narcotics nearly drove them insane.

SHS, JHS students are taking ‘Wee Toffee’ too much – Mental Health Coordinator

He said that Senior High School (JHS) students are the ones that utilize it the most, leaving junior high school pupils wondering where they picked up that habit.

According to him, it is crucial that parents and administrators at various schools pay close attention to children, students, and pupils in order to guarantee that they combat drug usage among these teens.

“Wee toffee is quite common now, and maybe that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is more common in the senior high than in the junior high, and there are students who sell wee toffee

“A student at an SHS sold wee toffee to another, and when he took the toffee, it was a disaster; he failed his WASSCE because, during the exam time, he rushed into my office and was like Doctor, help me, I am getting mad, and upon interrogation, he confessed taking wee toffee, and when he sits down, he feels like people are after his life, so he tries running into the bush,

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