By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The University of Guyana in its efforts to improve the overall state of the Campus has improved its security component by installing Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in several areas of the compound with 40 percent coverage to date.
The announcement was made by the University’s Safety and Security Manager, Hugh Gibson during the recently held orientation sessions with students and parents.
“It is envisaged that 100 percent coverage will be attained by the end of September 2014,” Gibson said.
Persons entering the campus by the front or back gate are expected to produce their ID when asked by the security staff.
The University in a release stated that “Staff and students are required to wear their ID at all times when on the campus….Students not wearing university ID cards will be stopped and questioned”.
The University also stated that a roving two-man patrol team will be checking classrooms, hallways, washrooms, offices to ensure order is maintained and no vandalism occurs.
“Staff from the campus security team will also be patrolling the campus until late in the evenings using the Campus Security vehicle and classrooms will be locked after classes in the evenings “according to an online email to students.
The University also specifically outlined sections that have been designated study areas: Library, One classroom in the Social Sciences block, The George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT).