UNIABUJA Students Must Undertake Drug Test Before Admission – VC

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University of Introduces Mandatory Drug Test for Prospective Students

In a groundbreaking move to address the issue of drug abuse among students, , the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, announced a new requirement for prospective students: a mandatory drug test before admission.

This initiative was revealed during the 27th Pre-Convocation briefing held in Abuja on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

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Prof. Na’allah emphasized the university’s commitment to creating a healthy and drug-free learning environment.

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Under this new policy, aspiring students will be required to undergo a drug screening process as part of the admission procedure.

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The Vice Chancellor clarified that the aim of this measure is not punitive, but rather preventive and rehabilitative.

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Furthermore, the University of Abuja has established a partnership with the () to support students who may be struggling with substance abuse issues.

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Prof. Na’allah emphasized that the institution’s priority is the well-being and academic success of its students.

It is important to note that students who test positive for drug use will not face immediate expulsion from the university.

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Instead, they will be provided with the necessary support and resources for rehabilitation in collaboration with the NDLEA.

This proactive step by the University of Abuja underscores its commitment to nurturing a safe, conducive, and drug-free learning environment for all students.

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By addressing the issue of drug abuse at its root, the institution aims to empower its student body to thrive academically and personally.

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