Following the death of three students of the Federal University of Technology , Owerri, Imo State , at the Sunshine Castle hostel , Ihiagwa , the Minister of State for Education , Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has urged heads of tertiary institutions to end drug abuse and cultism such institutions.
The FUTO students died after a sex romp in the hostel after allegedly taking tramadol and Indian hemp.
The minister , who spoke in Owerri, said the heads of institutions of higher learning must work hard to ensure that drug abuse , cultism and all forms of indiscipline were curbed in tertiary institutions.
He said the alleged abuse of drugs by the affected students was not a good one for FUTO , considering its long standing record of academic excellence .
“ Vice- chancellors must stamp out drug abuse, cultism and all forms of indiscipline from universities.
The abuse of drugs by some students of FUTO is not a good one at all, but I am pleased that the university management is doing something about it , ” Anwuka said .
The minister urged parents and guardians to dissuade their children from engaging in any illicit act that was capable of destroying their destinies.
Anwuka said , “ I have been informed that the management of FUTO has been steadfast in maintaining discipline by both the staff and students .
“ No institution excels in the midst of poor commitment to work and flagrant breach of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of staff and students . ”
The minister said President Muhammadu Buhari ’s administration was committed to improving the education system in the country .