Students to undertake drug test before admission – UniAbuja VC

Students to undertake drug test before admission – UniAbuja VC

The University of Abuja Vice Chancellor, Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, on Wednesday, said students who intend to study in the university must undertake a drug test and present the test result before they are admitted into the institution.

Na’allah, who made this known at the 27th Pre- Pre-Convocation briefing in Abuja with selected journalists said the institution is currently working with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to help students involved in drug abuse and to rehabilitate them.

He said, “The drug status of students is important to help students to be free from drugs. The students will not be sent away from school if it is observed that they are involved in drug abuse, but rather they will be rehabilitated in collaboration with the NDLEA.”

The vice chancellor also disclosed that 7,128 undergraduate students would be graduating at the school’s convocation slated for Saturday, October 7, 2023.

He listed those that would be graduating to also include 100 PhDs, 326 academic Masters and 346 Professional Masters.

The vice chancellor also explained that the institution would be introducing the Russian language as part of the general courses that students must pass before graduating.

This, he said is to make new knowledge available to students.

“Efforts are though being made to bring in full some of the foreign languages as degrees programmes but the varsity has made it compulsory in General Studies that every student must study and pass a foreign language before graduation.

“We are going to offer the Russian language in addition to the foreign languages we offer. Students are made to offer and pass one of these foreign languages,” he said.

While noting the efforts made by the university to achieve its mandates, he said it has embarked on fundraising for alumni, and philanthropists and also identifying foundations that would help in sponsoring research, training and others.