UNILAG beefs up security, bans ‘heavily tinted’ vehicles on campus

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The University of Lagos on Friday announced that heavily tinted vehicles will no longer be granted access to the school campus when the school reopens.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Academics, Prof. Oluwole Familoni, said the decision was informed by rising security challenges, especially attacks in institutions of learning.

He spoke at a news conference to announce UNILAG’S resumption for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session.

“We are aware of the disturbing security situation in the country especially as it concerns institutions of higher learning.

“We are being proactive by taking some necessary steps to protect our students.

“We are in collaboration with some security agencies around our students for increased presence on campus.

“We also have our own intelligence that is unknown to anyone,” the official said.

He added that UNILAG had asked for more security vehicles and motorised security that would be going around the campus.

“We have made everywhere well lit and have provided CCTV mechanisms.

“But having said this, I want to state that our students must help themselves by being security conscious at all times,” he said.

The official said that the university also prayed for divine protection.

According to him, UNILAG’s second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session will start on May 9.

He said only students who would meet laid down conditions will be allowed into halls of residence.

The deputy vice-chancellor, who also gave a report of UNILAG’s 2019/2020 first semester online teaching and examination, said that such students must have officially allocated and paid bed spaces registered in the halls for the session.

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