The governing board of the Delta state University, DELSU, has taken a decision to conduct drug tests before admitting new applicants in a bid to ensure a drug-free environment conducive for learning.
The DELSU Vice Chancellor Professor VF Peretomode, who is the head of University management has authorized that all newly admitted students of the 2019/2020 academic session must undergo a drug test.
This will aid in eradicating the scourge of drug addiction which is rampant among the youth of the country.
Vital steps are being followed to ensure drug tests are conducted in all the faculties of the tertiary institution.
The Vice-Chancellor also urged the students to desist from from drug abuse as indicated in the rule book, DELSU guide. Any applicant who tests positive to the drug test will have to forfeit their admission.
Recall University of Benin also conducted a drug test for its screening recently. It appears other tertiary institutions are adopting this measure to build a drug-free school environment conducive for learning.