The Security Section of University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Security Directorate of University of Education, Winneba (UEW), have discussed ways to promote cooperation as well as exchange of experiences and best practices to boost security on their respective campuses.
The Head of Security-UCC, Col. Joseph Kojo Baah-Tsiquaye, welcomed to his office, the Head of the UEW Security Directorate, Chief Opare Addo, and his accompanying delegation.
Speaking at the meeting, Col. Baah-Tsiquaye indicated that the Security Section of UCC had intensified day and night patrols in the 'diaspora' or outskirts of the University where students had their accommodation. This, he noted, was to enable both students and staff go about their academic activities without harbouring any fears of being attacked or robbed.
Commending UCC management for prioritising issues of security on campus, he said management had supported the Section to ensure safety and security of all students and staff.
The intervention from management, Col. Baah-Tsiquaye added, was to make sure the Section exhibited professionalism in the discharge of its duties and also to meet the challenge of ensuring internal security.
The two sides also had discussions on enhancing visibility and community policing strategies to make their university communities safer and increase the quality of lives of residents.
For his part, Chief Opare Danso said since the dynamics of internal security had changed, it had also caused the traditional concept of internal security policing to change hence their visit to UCC to learn best practices.
He explained the security architecture of UEW to Col. Baah-Tsiquaye as well as the immense support management of UEW had given to the Directorate to deliver on its mandate.
Visit to Director of Consular and General Services
The UEW Security officials, led by Chief Opare Danso, also paid a call on the Director of Consular and General Services-UCC, Mrs. Alberta Graham at her office.
Mrs. Graham thanked the delegation for the visit and lauded them for picking brain on security from UCC’s Security Section.
For his part, Chief Opare Danso thanked the Director for the hospitality accorded him and his accompanying delegation.
The UEW delegation included PSO Atampa John, UEW Operations Commander; PSO Samuel Hood, the UEW Central Commander and SSO James Morgan, North Commander.
The rest were SSO Asiedu Angela, North Secretary (North Campus); SSO Francis Drafor (Patrol Officer, Ajumako Campus) and SSO Salia Jeremiah (Investigation)
The UCC delegation included Mr. Patrick Adusei-Poku, Mr. Gershon Ka Sewornu, amongst others.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC