In higher education like other institutions, safety and security of persons particularly students resident on university campuses have remained a topical calling for crucial attention from authorities. With the arrival of fresh students on campus, the need for enhancing safety tips to students has become more necessary.
Here at the university of Cape Coast, authorities have expressed their commitment to ensuring the safety of her students, faculty, staff, and guests within the catchment area of the University as a way of enhancing their educational experience.
The head of security at the University of Cape Coast DCOP Rtd Patrick Adusei Sarpong in an interview with ATLFM NEWS said measures have been put in place to ensure that students are safe within the catchment area of the school.
“When we look at times past, students were not around so things were normalized and so we used the checkpoints especially the ones at the school bus road and the road to Sandwich Lecture Theatre for other works but now that students are here, measures have been put in place to ensure that students and staffs within the catchment area in the University are safe”, he said.
He, however advised students to exercise caution in their endeavors upon their return to campus in ensuring their own safety.
“Students and staff are not the only ones who use the school campus, we have people from the neighboring towns parading the University campus, and so you must be very careful who you deal with. If you understand this, you must know that there are lots of footpaths on campus .And so always make sure to walk in pairs and avoid dark places at the night. Use the approved taxis so that we can retrieve your items for you when misplaced. If both the students and staffs follow these instructions, our work will be made easier and also help all of us in ensuring our safety to enhance teaching and learning,” he added.