UNILAG nabs 100 drug addicts

 University of Lagos has caught 100 drug addicts in a year.

 To reduce the intake of illegal drugs in the school, UNILAG has taken the safety measure of apprehending suspected illegal drug addicts. 

  The school caught not less than 100 illegal drug users within a year of tests commencement. 

 According to Naij.com it was confirmed by the outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Rahamon Bello, in Lagos.

 “Drug abuse is a major problem forevery institution, particularly those in the cities. We have gone ahead in the University of Lagos to address it. He said. 

“With the test kit, anyone who is suspected, his/her urine or blood – depending on what we want to do – is collected for test.

 He continued, “The thing about drugs is that when you take it, it will be in your blood for a long time, so you cannot say, ‘I did not use it’ once the test kit detects it.

 “Before we started using the test kit, everyone we picked denied using drugs since we could not find any evidence.”

  The outgoing VC further confirmed that the culprits aren’t expelled but cautioned and put in rehabilitation.

“With the rehabilitation, the victims are giventwo or three semesters to get clean. By this, we mean they will visit the medical centre on a monthly basis to get tested.

 “If, after two or three visits, you are found clean, we will admit you back to the system; if not, you are sent out.

 “This we do not to unnecessarily punish them,but to assist them to find a way to regain themselves,”he said.

 He further stated that after rehabilitation and the students don’t desist from such ways then such student would be expelled from the institution.

“With the rehabilitation, the victims are giventwo or three semesters to get clean. By this, we mean they will visit the medical centre on a monthly basis to get tested.

 “If, after two or three visits, you are found clean, we will admit you back to the system; if not, you are sent out.

 “This we do not to unnecessarily punish them,but to assist them to find a way to regain themselves,”he said.

 “One hundred out of over 50,000 students (35,000 full-time and 15,000 to 17,000 part-time) may seem insignificant; but to us, one person on drugs isa problem to the university community.

 “If the individual is not stopped, he or she will influence so many others.” He concluded. 

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