UON CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE .

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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-06-20 10:55
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main campus-Chancellors Court

 

The University community celebrated the International Day Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (IDADA) at the Chancellors Court, Main Campus on June, 19, 2018.

Speaking during the event, the Guest of Honour, Mr. Victor Okioma, CEO , NACADA noted that drug abuse and alcoholism is a big problem  which is on the rise. Recent study states 12.7 percent of Kenyans are affected by the drugs menace with the youth being the most affected. NACADA will work in partnership with universities and schools and train the youth on the dangers of drug abuse. He blamed the drug menace among students on lack of role models who can steer the youth in the right direction. Other factors contributing to the problem include: bad friends, peer pressure, bars and local brews, over the counter shops selling drugs, among others.

Parents were also challenged to be responsible and build confidence and good moral values in their children.   By listening to their children, parents are able to take preventative actions before things get out of hand.

The event was supported by among others: NACADA, Liverpool VCT, Plan International, Ministry of Health, JhPiego, I Choose Life among others.

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Sat, 2018-06-30 10:55

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