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FUTO tackles sexual challenges among students, others




Determined to ensure that Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), and other reproductive health challenges were checked handled among the students and other stakeholders in the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, the authorities of the institution at the weekend began public lecture series for the students and various students groups in the institution.

Those who attended were students through their Students Representative Council, students Judiciary arm, Military arm, Hall of Governors, Man –O War, the Ambassadors, Students Arm of Fellowship of Catholic Students, Anglican Students Fellowship of Nigeria, Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion, class representations among others.

The forum held under the auspices of the Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies, had the theme: “Sex and Reproductive Health.”

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka, said the institution’s management was interested in ensuring that the sexual health of the students and other workers were in sound condition, hence the sensitization on how to handle the sexual health challenges.

He noted that the institution’s management was interested in ensuring that there were no distractions on those STDs areas among them.

“The management is responsive and would always be responsive to what concerns your health,” he noted.

Acting Director of the CWGDS, and wife of the VC, Dr. Ihuoma Asiabaka, urged the participants to be peaceful with their bodies, urging them to live moral lives in order not to witness such illnesses, urging them to make the best use of the opportunity to learn about the diseases and how not to contract them. She reminded the students that as future leaders, they should preserve their bodies to be healthy in all ramifications.

The Student Union President, Onochie David, thanked the authorities of the institution and the CWGDS for the programme, promising that the information would be circulated to others.

Lectures given were “Youths and Drug” by Mrs. Uchechi Imo, of the Pharmaceutical Unit of the institution, “Sexuality and Young People” by Dr. Sally Ibe, of the School of Health Technology and “Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs)”, given by the Co- ordinator of the Medical Laboratory Services, Mr. Ude Nwankwo.

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