SCHOOLS in the Central Division are more prevalent to drug and substance abuse.
This followed by schools from the Western Division, Northern and then Eastern divisions.
The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council says one of the main reasons is the students' accessibility to these drugs and substances.
Since the establishment of the council in 1999, there has been a decrease in drugs and substance abuse cases in schools.
This statutory body was established under the Ministry of Education to collaborate with government ministries and non-government organisations to address problems arising out of drugs and substance abuse in Fiji.
Last year, the council recorded an overall percentage decrease in drugs offences of 24.1 per cent in both primary and secondary schools.
In 2010, drug cases in primary and secondary schools decreased to 61 from 72 in 2009. Alcohol consumption decreased to 126 from 205 in 2009; and cigarette smoking decreased to 212 from 249 in 2009.
Council director Misaele Driubalavu said they were working with government, NGOs, churches and district councils to bring the number down to zero.
"We believe this number can be further decreased to zero but it will take a collective effort that includes all sectors of society," Mr Driubalavu said.
Permanent secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal said everyone played and important role in curbing those issues.
Dr Lal said the ministry would continue to raise more awareness not only in schools but from the grassroots level at home.