BEVERLY HILLS, May 07, (THEWILL) – Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution had adopted proactive measures to prevent security breaches.
To this end, he disclosed that the university had mounted Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) monitors across campus for the safety of students and staff.
Abdulkareem revealed this in Ilorin on Thursday evening during the Annual Iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking) with newsmen across Kwara.
He explained that the institution had stepped up security because of the series of kidnappings of students witnessed in some parts of the country.
He assured that Unilorin would leave no stone unturned to protect the students and community members as there were more security operatives guarding the campus.
The Vice-Chancellor, who decried the spike of kidnappings across the country, lamented that people had now accepted that it is a “kind of business.”
He observed the danger in this trend, saying that the issue of kidnapping was not handled well enough.
“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 said the institution had no grave cases of insecurity except for recent cases of phone snatching for which the management braced itself to tackle.
He said: “The institution had recorded some successes in the last few years including construction of more unit of buildings across campus, promotion of more that 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.”
Abdulkareem further disclosed that there was no recorded case of COVID-19 within the campus, adding that the institution was enforcing all approved preventive measures and protocol against the disease.