UNILAG To Screen Newly-Admitted Students For Hard Drugs
The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) will henceforth screen its newly-admitted students for hard drugs before their registration, an official said on Wednesday in Lagos.
Taiwo Oloyede, UNILAG’s principal assistant registrar, said students who tested positive will have their admissions withdrawn.
“This test is compulsory and will be administered on new students before they are allowed to go ahead with registration,” she told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.
“Admission of any newly-admitted students who test positive to drug use shall be withdrawn. Our students must be seen to be good products not only of the institution but the larger society.
“We want to ensure that we get students who will be willing to maintain peace, show leadership qualities and be law-abiding.”
According to Oloyede, registration of students newly admitted based on merit will begin on October 22 and end November 9.
The official said the institution will admit 6,000 students out of the 30,201 that wrote its post UTME test for the 2018/2019 academic year for its undergraduate programs.
She said that 36,218 candidates, who applied for admission in the university, scored 200 and above in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
According to her, commencement of academic activities for the session had been tentatively fixed for November 19.