FUOYE TAKES MEASURES TO CURB DRUG ABUSE, OTHER VICES AMONG STUDENTS
Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has concluded plans on deploying measures to curb drug abuse and related crimes among students of the University. This is being done in order to discourage criminal and immoral acts on the campus and rid the University community of acts capable of destroying the youths.
This development was promised by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Abayomi Fasina, while he was hosting a delegation of the Youths’ Coalition for Education in Nigeria (YCEN), a body of youth friendly resource persons whose goals include sensitizing the youths against drug abuse and other immoral acts on the campuses of tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
Prof. Fasina said his administration is deeply committed to the sound development and grooming of the youths for productive use for national development and growth. He therefore would ensure that all measures geared towards ridding the campus of immoral
and criminal acts are put in place to ensure maximum compliance by staff and students.
The University Chief Executive Officer disclosed that his management team would collaborate with YCEN in sensitizing the students against drug abuse and other related unhealthy practices during the forthcoming orientation programme for freshers being admitted into the University.
He blamed poor parenting on the palpable incidents of drug abuse and related crimes by majority of Nigerian youths and called on concerted efforts by stakeholders to rescue the youths from harmful acts of drug abuse and related crimes.
Addressing the YCEN delegates which was led by Engr. Nurudeen Yahaya, Prof. Fasina said:” You are here for something very important which is drug abuse. We will collaborate with you as we intend to take stringent measures to curb the menace on our twin campuses of Oye and lkole.
“For security reasons, l have now taken it upon myself to do patrol on the campus and it has paid off.
Prevalent drug abuse and other related crimes in Nigeria could be blamed on poor parenting as there are many cases of single parenting and what have you.
Parenting is very key to sound grooming of our youths for national growth and development and what you are doing on drug abuse among youths is the most crucial aspect of it. We will work with you to play a key role in sensitization talk during our forthcoming orientation week for our fresh students and others. This is a welcome development
“We have done so much for the University, and we are doing more . I am determined to leave a great legacy behind. We are working hard to shape the destinies of young ones so they could be useful for themselves and our nation, “ he stated.
Speaking earlier on their proposed partnership with the University on sensitization programme against drug abuse and related crimes, Engr. Yahaya said his organization took up the gauntlet to fight against prevalent incidents of drug abuse and related crimes because the practices are already destroying the future of the Nigerian youths and rendering them unfit for future feats in contributing their quota to the growth and development of the nation.
His words:”We have chosen to partner with FUOYE on this youth saving project because of the open door policy of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Abayomi Fasina. We have discovered his immense love for the students and desire to ensure they imbibe values that shall groom them to be meaningful future leaders. We shall ensure that we collaborate with the University management to institutionalize drug awareness and sensitization mechanism on the twin campuses so that this continues to be a lasting exercise. “
The YCEN thereafter inducted the VC into its organization’s hall of fame in recognition of his immense zeal to give the students the best in all ramifications.
While the University management who received the YCEN delegates included the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Administration, Prof. Tajudeen Opoola, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Academics, Prof. Olubunmi Shittu, University Registrar, Mr. Mufutau Ibrahim, University Librarian, Dr. Isaac Busayo and a representative of Mrs. Bolanle Debo-Ajagunna, the University Bursar, in the person of Mr. Wapji, other officers on the team of YCEN included the Director of Human Development, Engr. Franklin Ikechukwu Igwe and Programme Officer, Engr. A. Adewale.
FUOYE is the first University to collaborate with YCEN on sensitization against drug abuse and other related crimes in the south west Nigeria.