The Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Prof. Noah Yusuf, revealed that the University will establish a mediation centre to curb drug abuse in the society.
Yusuf announced on Tuesday in Ilorin, that he had in plan to establish a sub-centre under the Centre For Islamic Heritage And Community Development (CIHCD), which is the mediation centre.
“This will help students who are addicted to drugs, have a rethink and to be rehabilitated.”
The VC noted that in order to curb the menace of drug abuse in the University, there should be a replacement for the drug, which to him would be recreation facilities.
He said that there would be various recreational and sporting activities in the University, which will help in distracting the drug addicts.
According to Yusuf, the parents of students have a great role to play in any effort to curtailing the awful act of drug abuse among students in the University.
He said that the University’s motto, which is learning for wisdom and morality, would continue to be upheld and the issue of drug abuse among Al-Hikmah University students would soon be a thing of the past.
Yusuf called on parents to register their wards in Al-hikmah University without any fear.
He added that the University is doing it’s best to be the foremost in impacting knowledge and morality in students.
The VC revealed that Al-Hikmah University has today become a success story to be envied.
He promised to direct his immediate focus to consolidating the achievements recorded by my predecessors in office.
“I shall tackle the current challenges of the University and explore ways of forging new areas of achievements and ground-breaking feats.
“Al-Hikmah University was the first Islamic faith-based University to be granted operational license in Nigeria in 2005.
“It started running academic programmes in 2005/2006 academic session with a population of barely 70 students spread over three Colleges, running a total of eight academic programmes,” he said.
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