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UNILAG holds orientation for new students, harps on drug abuse

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To acquaint new students with the university’s policies and practices, the Student Affairs Division, University of Lagos (UNILAG), has organised orientation programme, for the newly admitted students of the institution.

The freshmen were told to shun acts like cultism, drug abuse and other vices, as they are capable of frustrating their academic journey.

Assistant Director, Treatment, Rehabilitation Unit, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Felicia Ikechukwu, who spoke on drug abuse and its effects on users, highlighted various drugs commonly abused and the importance of rehabilitating drug addicts.

She said drug abuse is not healthy for students owing to its adverse effect on the victims and their career.

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Similarly, Prof. Dele Olowokudejo, spoke on cultism and consequences of involving in cult related activities in the institution.

He urged the students to resist the temptation of being lured to join cultism, insisting that the school authorities operates zero tolerance for cult related activities.

The best overall graduating students also provided tips on “Academic Excellence: How to be a First class Student and the Gains of Academic Excellence.”

Other topics discussed were “Prevention of Rape and Sexual Assault on Campus,” by Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the University of Lagos by Director, Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre.

The Vice chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe also had breakfast with the students and there was also a novelty match.
The orientation programme is one of the noticeable annual activities put together by the Student Affairs Division of University of Lagos to mark the beginning of each academic session.

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