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100 Students Caught As UNILAG Tests Students For Hard Drugs

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.


Prof. Rahaman Bello, outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, confirmed this at a forum with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Bello said that the initiative was necessary because drug abuse was on the increase in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

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

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

“The thing about drug 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 start using the test kit, everyone we picked denied using drug since we could not find any evidence,” he said.

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