Students lament drug abuse in North, seek vocational training

A Northern Nigerian students group, Arewa Students Voice (ASV), has called for vocational training and awareness campaigns to help stem drug abuse in the region's tertiary institutions.

 

A Northern Nigerian students group, Arewa Students Voice (ASV), has called for vocational training and awareness campaigns to help stem drug abuse in the region's tertiary institutions.

According to reports, the group's Director Media and Publicity, Adam Idris, said a visit to most institutions reveal that drug abuse is the main vice amongst students.

Idris called for the concerted awareness campaigns by the authority to educate the students about the dangers of drug and substance abuse.

Noting also the problems of tribalism, political illiteracy and absence of channels for expression, the spokesperson called for proactive measures.

“Provision of vocational training for students to enable them to be self-reliance as well as preaching peace and unity among different tribes at all levels of studies is also among our concerns as a group,” Idris said.

ASV is a student’s body comprising students from all 19 states in North of Nigeria.

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