UNILAG tests students for hard drugs, nabs 100 users

In a bid to check drug abuse on campus, the University of Lagos has provided a drug test kit in its medical centre to examine students suspected to be on hard drugs. The institution said no less than 100 illicit drug users were caught within a year of commencement of the tests.

Outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Rahaman Bello, confirmed this at a forum with News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Bello said the initiative was necessary because drug abuse was on the increase, generally, in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

According to him, with the test kit, the university has been able to pin down victims, but granted them amnesty. He said although the university’s regulation provides that any student found dealing with drug should be expelled, the management had been warning and rehabilitating culprits.

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