Newly-Admitted Students Will Undergo Drug Test - UNILAG

The management of the University of Lagos says newly-admitted students of the institution will undergo drug tests before their registration.

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UNILAG’s principal assistant registrar, Taiwo Oloyede, said students who tested positive will have their admissions withdrawn.

Her words: “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 on Wednesday.

“Admission of any newly-admitted students who test positive to drug use shall be withdrawn.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.”

The principal assistant registrar said registration of students newly admitted based on merit will begin on October 22 and end November 9.

Oloyede 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.

The official said 36,218 candidates, who applied for admission in the university, scored 200 and above in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

She noted that commencement of academic activities for the session had been tentatively fixed for November 19