A special committee on the war against social vices in tertiary institutions has been formed by President Bola Tinubu. The group will consist of Maj.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure (rtd), a former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and four others.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Student Engagement, Hon. Sunday Asefon, made this information public in a statement she released on Sunday.

The rising tide of social vices afflicting universities around the nation, he claimed, prompted the change.

Some students’ academic performance and personal growth are hindered by social vices such as drug abuse, sexual harassment, cultism, cybercrime, and academic dishonesty, among others, according to him.

According to Asefon, the vices take a toll on students’ academic performance and well-being as a whole, putting a damper on the otherwise thriving atmosphere of universities.

The establishment of the special committee exemplifies President Bola Tinubu’s renewed optimism agenda’s strong will to protect the academic future of Nigerian students.

Moreover, he stressed the importance of working together to combat the problem of social vices at Nigeria’s universities.

Members of the group include prominent educators, student activists, and patriotic leaders, according to Asefon.

He announced the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure (rtd.) to the newly established SESV-TI committee and named the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Nigeria Army University Biu as its chairman.

As for the others, we have Maxwell Okoye in the role of secretary, Professor Jerry Ugokwe from the department of legislative studies, and the former deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche.

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