Kwara State faith-based private tertiary institution, Al-Hikmah University on Tuesday has begun drug tests on its students.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Taofeek Ibrahim, the drug test is part of activities to mark the school’s 9th convocation.
The professor of Community Medicine said the aim is to keep an eye on those students who use drugs and to know the drug abusers at the point of entry into the institution.
He said further that on Saturday 14th, 2019 the institution will graduate 896 students that had completed their courses of study in different fields, with 26 of them with a class honors degree.
He then urged the Federal Government to invest five percent of the total revenue from oil and gas in Agric-business in the institutions.
Prof Ibrahim said that the government can add another three percent of the revenue from oil and gas which should also be invested in the education sector to make it more vibrant.
Ibrahim noted that adequate investments in Agric-business would make the country join the league of world economies, noting that ideas will reduce the theoretical acquisition of education.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to put private universities in the list of beneficiaries.