NANS endorses NDLEA’s proposed drug check for college students
NANS endorses NDLEA’s proposed drug check for college students. The National Association of Nigerian Students has endorsed the proposal by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for college students to endure drug integrity exams earlier than admission into the college.
The NANS President, Asefon Daye, expressed his assist for the initiative throughout a solidarity go to to the brand new NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), in Abuja on Wednesday.
This was contained in an announcement by the Principal Staff Officer, NDLEA Public Affairs, Jonah Achema.
It quoted Daye as stating that drug abuse has finished lots of hurt to Nigerian college students.
“We support the drug test policy. The drug has done more harm than good to the Nigerian students. We do not want Nigerian students to continue to die of drugs,” he reportedly stated.
Daye famous that the initiative was not solely preventive however would encourage others to cease the behavior “knowing that the authorities would detect it.”
Marwa counseled NANS for the congratulatory go to and present of solidarity.
“I am particularly delighted by your promise to cleanse our campuses of drugs. Your buying into our drug testing among students is equally encouraging” Marwa famous.
He additional known as on them to strengthen the Drug-Free Clubs on campuses.
The chairman famous, “There have been some objections to the drug testing initiative. But we can’t watch our college students taking medication and leaping into the properly pondering it’s a swimming pool.
“The testing of students is to determine their status early enough and decide the form of intervention to deploy. It is by no means punitive.”