The Management of the University of Ghana has, as a matter of urgency, drawn a short term strategic plan to curtail the rise in the instances of robbery and mugging of students on the University of Ghana’s main campus.
This comes at the back of a recent attack by suspected robbers on a final year Psychology student of the University of Ghana, Daniel Osei.
The victim, who was left badly wounded after the incidence, has drawn nationwide attention.
The said attack occurred along the road that links Pentagon Hostel to Evandy Hostel, both hostels located on the University of Ghana campus.
Daniel Osei, who sustained several cutlass wounds on his head by the unknown assailants, is just one of the many students who have been attacked along the Pent-Evandy road.
In response, University management have held an urgent meeting to deliberate on workable solutions to security issues.
Below are key points from the Emergency Security Meeting held by the top management members.
- Management to provide fuel for SRC Shuttle to transport students from the 24hr reading room to various halls of residence.
- Management to mount security posts on the TF/Bani stretch by the close of this week.
- Police/National Security resume night patrolling today.
- Bushes along the TF/Bani stretch to be cleared immediately with regular re-clearing of the bushes.
- Management to consider installing barricades on the TF/Bani stretch to prevent assailants from getting easy access to the avenue.
- All the street lights on that stretch are being fixed immediately to increase visibility.
- Students are to keep ID cards on them whenever they move out after 10 pm.
- Students are to avoid moving along deserted routes alone after 9 pm
These measures are expected to heighten the level of security and safety on the campus.
Story by: David Quaye | universnewsroom.com