The internal security office of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has introduced new measures to reduce cases of theft on campus during examination week.
This follows some incidents of theft which were recorded during the last semester’s examinations.
Some students had reported that their valuables, which were left with school’s security, were missing.
Ahead of the start of this semester’s examinations, the school’s security has outlined some new measures to ensure that the belongings of students are safe whilst they write their exams.
Tags will now be given to students who will keep their valuables with the security.
Also, security officers will also be at post to ensure that items belonging to students are not missing.
Head of Security at the Institute, Mr. Nicholas Okai, has also advised students to be calm should their belongs be “missing”.
This new directive was contained in a communique drafted by General Secretary-elect of the Institute’s Students Representative Council, Patrick Nambe. It was on behalf of Mr. Nicholas Okai.
GIJ’s end of semester exams is scheduled to commence on Friday May 3.
Below is the full draft
☑ Tags will be issued to students who may want to keep their belongings at LH C3 or probably the Security Post during the examination period.
☑ Security Officers will be positioned to protect these items on their behalf. By this move, owners of such items are encouraged not to feel intimidated but keep in touch should they see them around.
☑ Students are required to present their tags to the Security Officers anytime they go in for their valuables. Failure to do so might get their items locked up until they are able to identify them without any doubt.
☑ In cases of lost/missing items, students are advised to remain calm while they assist them in search of those [missing] items.
☑ This new directive is aimed at improving security on campus, purposely to minimize issues of theft.
On behalf of;
Mr. Nicholas Okai
Head of Security Officers
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com