The Federal University Lokoja (FULOKOJA), Kogi State, has employed 60 local hunters within the neighborhood to engage for campus security in order to tackle all forms of insecurities challenges facing the school.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Olayemi Akinwumi, disclosed this on Monday at a press briefing to mark the commencement of the school’s fifth convocation ceremonies, which started on Monday.
Akinwumi said the idea was motivated by the abduction of university staff in the parts of the country. He added that students would not be allowed into their hostels until the institution is satisfied with the security on its premises.
“The management of this institution will not toy with the security of students and staff of the university. We have seen what happened just recently in some tertiary institutions in the country where professors and their children were kidnapped on the campuses.
We have engaged over 60 hunters and they have mapped out areas where criminals can use as an escape route and we will block those areas. Until we are satisfied with the security here in the permanent site of the university, we will not move students to the hostels for now,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor explained further that the hunters would complement efforts of the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps while providing adequate security to the staff and students of the school.
In another news, the institution has on Monday 8th November 2021 commenced their 5th convocation ceremony.
The school management revealed that out of 804 graduands, a total of 14 students bagged first-class honours.
This was released in a statement on the school’s official facebook’s page.
The statement reads: “Of the 804 graduands, he said 14 have First Class honours, 188 with Second class upper division, 441 with Second class lower division, 95 with Third Class honours and 66 graduated with post-graduate diplomas. “
The statement also added that FULOKOJA is now the 3rd best among the 12 new federal universities and 35th best universities in the country.
“The VC said his concerted and painstaking efforts along with his management team paid off recently when the university was ranked to the 3rd position among the 12 new Federal Universities,35th in the country 122nd in Sub Sahara Africa, 221st in Africa and 5024th worldwide by the second edition of 2021 Webometrics Ranking”, the statement added.