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Do not bow to peer pressure—FCAH&PT Provost, NDLEA, others appeal to new students
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 21 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria,

The Provost, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT), Dr Adekoya Olatunde Owosibo, along with others, has passionately appealed to the newly admitted students of the college to avoid giving in to peer pressure, as such could mar their academic journey.
The provost, who made this appeal on the second day of the orientation programme for the new students, thanked the guest speakers, for honouring the invitation, and urged the new students to be the ambassadors of the college, as well as admonishing their peers on how to excel on campus, as they have been taught.
Speaking on the topic, “Understanding of Drug Use and its Impact on Student’s Life”, which centred on “Consequences of Drug Abuse and Seeking Way out of it as it Affects Students and the Society at Large”, the Oyo State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Abdullahi Saeed, urged the new students to avoid seeing the use of drug as a sign of maturity.
Speaking further, the NDLEA boss, who was represented by Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, the Public Relations Officer, NDLEA, lamented that drug abuse has colossal and spiral negative effects, as it affects the abuser and extend to other innocent members of the society, who will eventually fall victim of the abuser’s misbehaviours.
She further explained that the use of drugs of abuse makes one irresponsible and such a fellow ends up terminating one’s aspirations and dreams, warning them not to join those who do same, as it jeopardises their health, as well.
In his own admonition, a public speaker and educational consultant, Mr Oluwaseunla Adeniyan, who spoke on “Emotional Intelligence: A Vital Recipe for Academic Excellence”, urged the new learners in the college, to understand themselves and avoid doing things because others are doing so.
The Dean College of Pure and Applied Sciences, who doubles as the chairperson of the programme’s organising committee, Dr Omolola Jemimah Ojesile, expressed her deep gratitude to the Provost for the confidence reposed in the committee and thanked everyone for making the event a success.
Many of the members of staff—academic and non-academic—were in attendance, as well as other officials from the NDLEA.


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