NACADA announces competition to stem drug abuse among students

NACADA announces competition to stem drug abuse among students

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has announced an essay writing competition for secondary school students in the country.

Under the theme: The Challenge of Substance Use: Building a Sober Nation Together, the competition seeks to raise awareness and prevent alcohol and drug abuse among students.

"It is a platform for students to voice their opinions, ideas, and solutions on alcohol and drug use prevention in our schools and communities... The essay competition aims to promote and encourage creative thinking through writing," says NACADA.

Learners seeking to take part in the competition will be required to submit handwritten essays of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the six topics provided.

The topics include; 

1. Strategies for Avoiding Alcohol and Drug Use: Tips for Students 

2. The Influence of Social Media on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Students

3. Youth Empowerment: Building a Future Free from Alcohol and Drug Use 

4. The Crucial pole of Parents in Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use Among Students 

5. Creating a Safe Environment: Steps for Schools to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Use 

6. Supporting Friends: Ways to Help a Peer Struggling with Alcohol or Drug Use  

The deadline for submission of the essays is May 30, 2024.

The top performing students will be presented with awards on June 26, 2024, during World Drugs Day.

The essay entry forms are provided on the NACADA website.


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