UNIJOS TRAINS INTERNAL SECURITY PERSONNEL
In a bid to create a more conducive learning environment and better discharge its mandate, the University of Jos has organized a two-week intensive Training Programme for personnel of its Security Division.
The workshop which is being organized in conjunction with Lathad Consulting Limited, holds at the University's Twin Theatre Hall, Naraguta Campus with about 460 participants in attendance who will be equipped with both theoretical and practical skills on Basic Guard duty, Response to Emergency Situations, Crowd and Traffic Control among others.
Declaring the Training open, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako charged the participants to brace up to the enormous security challenges bedeviling the nation especially as it affects the educational sector which he described as under siege.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Director of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Professor Georgina Mwansat said the Training had become necessary to enhance the security and safety of the University community.
Earlier in a welcome address, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Gray Goziem Ejikeme said security intelligence is a basic need that must be updated regularly to meet global standards.
Ejikeme advised them to translate the knowledge gained in the discharge of their duties.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Lathad Consulting Limited, Brig. Gen. Alade Adedigbe (Rtd) said the training is a deliberate effort to create a structured security architecture on all campuses of the University.
Chief Security Officer of the University of Jos, Lt. Col. Godfrey Chenbap (Rtd) explained that the participants are expected to, at the end of the exercise, have a change of attitude and perform their duties in a more professional manner.
It will be recalled that earlier in the week, the University Management directed all students to vacate their hostels following a security intelligence report.
- Report by Rejoice Paul, Information and Publications Division