UCC beefs up security on campus

By | July 18, 2015

Cape Coast, June 14,
GNA – The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has installed Closed Circuit
Television cameras at vantage points on campus to monitor and check criminal
activities as part of measures to ensure maximum security.

Professor Domwini D.
Kuupole, Vice Chancellor who made this known at the weekend said security on
campus is relatively safe for academic work, but the open-door nature of the
academic facility leads to security breaches.

“There have been
instances where people’s mobile phones, laptops and handbags have been snatched
from them by criminal elements who mingle with students,” he stated.

Prof Kuupole was
speaking at a matriculation ceremony to formally admit a total of 5,354 fresh
students to pursue various undergraduate and post-graduate Sandwich Programmes
for the 2015/2016 academic year in Cape Coast.

In addition, the
campus security and the police would continue to conduct patrols to ward off
any person with bad intentions, the Vice Chancellor said.

He advised students
to observe personal safety precautions.

“Be extra careful
and alert to these miscreants who may willingly offer their unsolicited
services”, he said.

The matriculants
comprised 2,881 post graduate students and 2,473 undergraduate students who
would pursue programmes at the College of Education Studies, College of Human
and Legal Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Colleges of
Health and Allied Sciences.

Of the number, 2,908
representing 54.3 per cent are males as against 2,446 females representing 45.7
per cent.

Prof Kuupole said
the university is committed to its core values and advised the students to
strictly adhere to rules and regulations in the students’ Handbook, and pay
attention to academic work.