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UCC to Install CCTV to Check Crime

The  University of Cape Coast is to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at vantage points on and around its campus.

It follows reported cases of attacks and related crimes on students and lecturers in and around student hostels due to poor security.

The latest victim of the assault is a second-year medical student of the School of  Medical Sciences who was attacked and sodomised by an intruder at knife point.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Domwini Dabire Kuupole, at a consultative meeting with the Ministry of Education in Accra yesterday, said a lot had been done over the last few weeks to address the challenge.

He said in addition to installing the  CCTV cameras, the university was collaborating with the joint police/military patrol teams to beef up security on the campus.

Prof Kuupole also noted that porters were being trained to keep records of visitors to the campus, while sensitising students to security matters.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi  (KNUST), Prof Samuel Nii Odai, said the KNUST too had intensified security on its campus.

He commended the joint police/military patrol teams for their swift responses to issues regarding security.

He urged university authorities to demand high security standards from private hostel operators and also gave an assurance of government’s collaboration to increase security on their campuses.