Unilorin mounts CCTV across campus to prevent untoward security breach

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The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches by mounting Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, across campus for the safety of students and members of staff.

This was disclosed by Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, Unilorin on Thursday evening during the Annual Iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking) with newsmen across Kwara.

Abdulkareem explained that the institution has stepped up security because of the series of kidnappings of students witnessed in some parts of the country and assured that Unilorin would leave no stone unturned to protect the students and community members as there are more security operatives guarding the campus.

The vice-chancellor who decried the spike of kidnappings across the country lamented that people have now accepted that it is a “kind of business”.
He observed the danger in this trend, saying that the issue of kidnapping is not handled well enough.

In his words: “It is a dangerous trend we are in which can cause depreciation in the quality of life and cause a psychological problem.

“It may be difficult to identify but I believe the more they prosecute perpetrators, the better for the nation,” he said.

Abdulkareem who noted that the institution has no grave cases of insecurity except for recent cases of phone snatching for which the management has braced itself to tackle said:

“The institution had recorded some successes in the last few years including construction of more unit of buildings across campus, promotion of more than 61 Professors and provision of coaster buses.

“The institution won N150 million from JAMB which would be used for roads construction on campus.

“The University hopes to make headway in the Distant Learning programme due to limited spaces for physical presence so that the institution can carry as many students as possible,” he added.

Abdulkareem further disclosed that there is no recorded case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), within the campus, adding that the institution is enforcing all approved preventive measures and protocol against the disease.

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