One of the newly-established private universities in Nigeria, Cosmopolitan University Abuja, has said it is in the process of developing a drug policy which will allow every student coming into the university to go through drug screening.
The university said it would work with parents and the community to carry out the drug policy and screening with the aim of ensuring a drug free society.
Registrar of the university, Dr. Mani Ibrahim, disclosed this in Abuja during the university’s Open House programme at its take-off campus.
Ibrahim, who disclosed that that the institution would commence academic activities in September with 16 programmes and three faculties, said the mandatory test on students would help ascertain their mental health.
According to him, the university would be dedicated to providing a student-centred learning experience that is of international standard and innovative.
The registrar said the university authorities were aware of the moral decadence in the society and would put all measures in place to ensure that students graduated from the university in character and learning.
He stated that the university would pay close attention to students’ safety and deploy proper surveillance systems around the institution to monitor their conducts and activities.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Carl Adams, disclosed that the university is in the process of recruiting lecturers from both local and international sources.
Admas noted that while emphasis would be placed on excellence, both academic and non-academic staff would be trained to be able to deliver on the vision of the institution.
He noted that the vision of the university is to integrate Artificial Intelligence, AI in all aspects of learning in the institution, leveraging on the Information and Communication Technology, ICT.
“If we want this to be the best place for students, everything we do here is top quality learning activity, we want to support students to be the best they can be, not compromising quality.
“In education, we want to gain international footprint, international expertise, looking at the best in the world. So, the idea is that why send somebody to London, Berlin or New York to get an international good quality experience, when we can have it here,” he said.