The University of Zambia (UNZA) Assistant Chief Security Officer says students should be sensitised on the importance of reporting issues of theft to the UNZA security offices.
Mr. Angel Mushanga said students should not take matters into their own hands instead should report to the security offices.
“Our office is on a 24 hours alert and a 20 security man crack squad has been established at Handsworth police post, Octopus and UNZA security to curb crime at the institution and once the surveillance cameras are put in place the security system will be heightened,”said Mr. Mushanga.
He urged students to desist from bringing non-UNZA students in their study rooms in order to reduce on cases of theft at the institution.
On March 5, 2017, thieves broke into a Chemist shop at the University of Zambia and got away with drugs and refrigeration equipment.
Mr. Mudenda who is the owner of the Chemist said his business had come to a standstill due to the incident.
“I’m left wondering because the campus is under the security of both UNZA and Octopus security services but the rampant theft of goods at the institution is getting out of hand,” Mr Mudenda said.
Mr. Mudenda has since called on authorities to put measures in place in order to protect property and secure students at the higher learning institution.
Darlingtone Kabambe is a Media and Communication Studies student at the University of Zambia (UNZA) with special interest in political news, current affairs, community and education news.