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  • 2019-07-26 10:42:00

"SECURITY MATTERS ARE OF GREAT CONCERN TO ME" SAYS VC

The Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu has stressed that security issues will continue to be of great importance to his administration so as to make the environment conducive for learning. Prof. Akpagu stated this while declaring open a three-day Capacity Building Conference and Workshop organized by the Association of Heads of Security of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (AHSOTI) held at the University of Calabar Senate Chambers. The Vice Chancellor represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof. Uche Amalu welcomed all participants saying security has gone beyond sitting down and watching the entry and exit of people, but has gone a step further to include capacity building. He said the theme of this year’s conference is very apt compared to the previous theme which was “Intelligence Trade Craft Capacity Building” even as he expressed his belief that the conference will be of immense benefit to the participants. In a welcome address, the Chief Security Officer, Akwa Ibom State University Mr. Uwem Umosen thanked the Vice Chancellor and his team for the wonderful hospitality and robust support in putting the event on the part of success. He said that the workshop session of the conference will be devoted to skill renewal in Drug Abuse- Prevention and control in Tertiary Institutions, as well as, Kidnapping Challenges and Prevention Techniques. Other areas of focus according to him will include; Examination Malpractices Prevention, Strengthening Internal Security against Criminality and Unacceptable Conducts and Technical Aid Utilization in Campus Security. Mr. Umosen appealed that Chief Executives of tertiary Institutions should maximize the benefits of having competent Chief Security Officers by having them as members in attendance at management meetings, because, according to him, most management decisions have security Implications that need timely analysis and advice on security. The well attended workshop featured paper presentations from distinguished resource persons including the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof Uche Amalu.

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