Participants graduate from “Anti-Narcotics Agents” course held at PSUT

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:15


The President of PSUT, Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, presided over the graduation ceremony for the 31 members of University staff who took part in a training course entitled “Anti-Narcotics Agents”. Also in attendance was the Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, Brig. Gen. Anwar Tarawneh whose Department organized the course in cooperation with the Deanship of Student Affairs and the administrative department of the University.

The President of the University stated that PSUT was free of this dangerous scourge, adding that the running of this course came in answer to the proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The University makes great efforts to provide its employees with specialized training courses to keep them up-to-date with the necessary skills and abilities to increase their competence and enable them to cope with this social disease. It also comes as a precautionary measure to help the University remain a prestigious academic institution, free of this scourge, as it has always been.

The President thanked the Anti-Narcotics Department, represented by its competent leadership, for its role in spreading awareness in this matter, and particularly for its efforts in reaching out to universities to raise awareness among all groups of society.

Brig. Gen. Anwar Tarawneh, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, said that the Public Security Directorate had launched a pioneering public initiative in 2016 aimed at eliminating drugs from educational institutions, and he asserted that the absence of drugs in Jordanian universities is the result of efforts in raising awareness and in eliminating drug use among students.

Mrs. Nour Karmoon, an employee in the Deanship of Student Affairs, addressed the gathering on behalf of the employees who took the course. She mentioned the positive results of taking the course, from getting to know about the different types of drugs and the forms they take, as well as those most commonly used by university students, and the signs shown by drug users and how to identify them.

At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Al-Refai and Brig. Gen. Tarawneh presented certificates to the participants, in addition to exchanging shields of appreciation for the shared cooperation between the two institutions.