Report: UOG needs to recruit proper security staff

The University of Goroka (UOG) must develop and utilise a specific criteria to guide the recruitment of other casual or permanent staff to be security guards.

This was one of the recommendations proposed by the UOG Investigation Committee that conducted a probe into the conflict among students in June. 

The recommendations were released in a report presented to the UOG Council to implement.

The investigation committee proposed that a proper security manual is developed and regular security training is encouraged for security personnel.

The committee chairman and UOG Council member, Lawrence Titimur, stated that a professional manager needs to be recruited to look after the security needs for the university.

Titimur said when they checked the background of the security personnel at UOG, the majority of them were not educated and were illiterate, so this needs to be addressed.

Quintina Naime