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Minister Advises Higher Institutions On Drug Abuse, Cultism

Prof. Anthony Anwuka. Photo: Punch
Prof. Anthony Anwuka. Photo: Punch

Following the death of three undergraduate students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has advised management of tertiary institutions to end drug abuse and cultism.

It is recalled that three FUTO students died after a sex romp in Sunshine Castle hostel after allegedly taking tramadol and Indian hemp.

Anwuka, who spoke in Owerri, said the heads of institutions of higher learning must work hard to ensure that drug abuse, cultism and all forms of indiscipline were curbed in tertiary institutions.
He said the alleged abuse of drugs by the affected students of FUTO was not a good one for the institution, considering its long standing record of academic excellence.

“Vice Chancellors must stamp out drug abuse, cultism and all forms of indiscipline from universities. The abuse of drugs by some students of FUTO is not a good one at all, but I am pleased that the university management is already doing something about it,” the Minister stated.

He also urged parents and guardians to dissuade their children from engaging in any illicit act that was capable of destroying their destinies.

The Minister said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to improving the education system in Nigeria.

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