Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, has outlined measures being taken by the university to tighten security in and around campus, to ensure the safety of students.
In a meeting with the alumni of the university, she disclosed that over 400 companies providing hostel accommodation for the over 89,000 students population of the University, had been to offer security at the facilities, including the installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at vantage areas to monitor activities and movement on campus.
The University Management and the Governing Board with the support of the University Chancellor, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Akuffo Dampare had put up a new Police Station on the University Campus, she added.
Prof Akosua Dickson also revealed that all the key stakeholders including the student body, parents, the Student Representative Council and the leadership of the various halls on campus had been involved in the management and maintenance of the campus security.
We have also improved some of our internal roads and lightened up the entire campus with streetlights to enhance vehicular and human movements. Even though there have been a few security concerns on the KNUST campus in time past, the atmosphere on campus is now more friendly and secure than ever.
Also at the meeting, President of the KNUST Alumini (Tema Branch), Alhassan Mahama Sani, encouraged the formation of more Alumni Branches in every region and institutions and also encouraged old students to consider what they could do support the University in diverse ways.