In an effort to ensure that all of its students are free from narcotics and dangerous drugs, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) has conducted urine tests on all new students of the 2023 intake.
This initiative by UNNES is part of its commitment to nurturing students with noble character in line with the nation’s culture.
Prof. Dr. Zaenuri, M.Si., Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs at UNNES, stated that the urine tests were carried out in collaboration with the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Central Java Province. A total of 10,928 new students underwent testing in stages.
“This is crucial to ensure that UNNES students are drug-free and possess good character,” he emphasized.
The urine tests were conducted over the weekend (September 23-24) at UNNES Sekaran Campus in Gunungpati, Semarang City.
On the first day, students from the Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Faculty of Engineering (FT), and Faculty of Sports Sciences (FIK) were tested.
On the second day, students from the Faculty of Languages and Arts (FBS), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), Faculty of Education and Pschycholgy (FIPP), and Faculty of Law (FH) underwent testing.
Prof. S Martono, the Rector of UNNES, expressed the university’s commitment to becoming a drug-free campus. He assured that UNNES would continue to ensure a comfortable and drug-free learning environment.
Previously, UNNES had signed a cooperation agreement with the National Narcotics Agency of Central Java Province. Brigjen. Pol. Drs. Heru Pranoto, M.Si., the head of the agency, commended UNNES for its consistent efforts in preventing drug abuse.
The implementation of early detection of drug distribution and abuse through urine screening is one of the implementations of the memorandum of understanding between UNNES and BNN, aligning with UNNES’s vision of character conservation. In addition to early detection, UNNES and BNN have agreed to continue educating students.”
“This commitment must be upheld collectively. What UNNES is doing is of great importance, and we hope that other universities will follow suit,” he remarked.