In the aftermath of the heinous attack at Garissa University, the institution with the help of the government has beefed up security in and around the campus. A police post has been set up in the campus manned by 25 armed security officers. More security officers are expected to be deployed. Security around the campus is beefed up with- round- the – clock armed police patrol. The institution has deployed additional security guards that will also be making rounds especially during the night.
Here in Garissa University, it’s SAFETY FIRST for our students, staff and visitors. Armed security officials with those of our own security guards work jointly to enhance their patrolling, with unofficial vehicles and unauthorized persons completely barred from entering the campus as part of the security measures put in place to secure the institution.
The administration regularly meets security officials to discuss security plans while relying on armed security personnel and the university security guards. Construction of a perimeter wall around the university is on course, with 90% of the work complete. Cameras and surveillance system will be installed on the perimeter and in the student hostels, and will be monitored by trained security guards.
All students are always advised to carry their university IDs at all times. New students, who have yet to receive their university cards, are also required to carry their national identity cards. In addition, the institution has also installed a biometric identification device at the main entrance to identify the staff and students entering the institution, while visitors are usually frisked before entering the institution. Armed security officers at the entrance reinforced by university security guards conducts thorough and intensive security checks on all cars entering the institution.
Every corner of the campus and surrounding areas are manned by armed security personnel assisted by trained security guards on foot patrol along student hostels and lecture halls during and after class hours. The guards monitor closely the people making their way towards the campus.
The law enforcement agencies in Garissa are regularly in touch with the university administration and security officials based in the institution.
Staff and students are encouraged to share information on any potential danger or threat and other criminal activity they come across with the university security department in order to strengthen the concept of information and intelligence gathering.
Police officers and university security guards manning the institution main entrance are now instructed to conduct a thorough and an intensive search on all vehicles entering the institution.
The university staff vehicles should also be subjected to the same treatment as ordinary private vehicles.
No person (s) whether staff, students or/and visitors shouldbe allowed to bypass security check points without a THOUROUGH SEARCH.
All students and staff are advised to carry their university IDs at all times and register with the biometric identification device before entering the institution .New students, who have yet to receive their university cards, must carry their national identity cards.
The inspector in charge of Garissa University police post and his team are also given permission to do a headcount to ascertain the number of staff residing in the campus. Resident staff members are also required to provide details of individulas living with them.
I therefore request the staff and the students to cooperate with security personnel and university security guards to execute their work.