Fresh School Leavers Test Positive for Narcotics in Ilorin

Some fresh school leavers who were recently accepted into Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria’s first Islamic faith-based university, have tested positive for narcotics.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Noah Yusuf, made this known during his speech at the university’s 12th convocation event on Saturday.

He said, “It was painful to the management to discover that students who just left secondary school a few months ago and sat for university qualifying examinations got duly admitted, only to test positive for drugs two weeks during the registration procedure.

“The irony of it all is that the parents admitted that the children are under their care and tutelage. If such a fresher who tested positive for drugs was not discovered through the rigorous admission screening at the onset, the multiplier effects in four or five years of his stay in the university would spell great disaster.”

He stated that this is a strong reminder to society as a whole and parents in particular to pay closer attention to their kids, and added that there is a need to work together with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to fight the menace.

He counseled the country’s university vice chancellors to check prospective students for drug usage before they mix with and influence other innocent students.

“My colleague vice chancellors may wish to borrow a leaf from this discovery and put in place measures to screen prospective students immediately on admission before they mix with and influence innocent ones,” he said.

 

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