More than two-thirds of UB students hooked on dagga

Timebomb: Studies suggest the UB is a haven for substance abuse
Timebomb: Studies suggest the UB is a haven for substance abuse

At least 68 percent of students sampled at the University of Botswana are dagga users, while another 13 percent are into cocaine, a recent drug and alcohol study suggests.

According to UB Environmental Science lecturer, Bontle Mbongwe, the study involved 450 students at the university. “The results reported that most drugs are available in the university. Out of 450 students, 13 percent were doing cocaine, 68 percent used marijuana and 70 percent consumed alcohol,” she said.

This week, the UB’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Committee held a consultative forum in Gaborone to come up with interventions to stop the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the institution.

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