The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has ensured security to the international students residing in all its three campuses during the impromptu closure of learning Institutions in the wake of the new wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
The institution’s Chief Security Officer Agwere Ahmad made the remarks on Thursday, 17th June, 2021 when meeting students’ leaders at IUIU Main Campus in Mbale City. Ahmad says the university has enough security personnel to make sure that their stay on the campus is not compromised.
The Chief Security Officer advised the international students to collaborate with the security agents to serve them diligently.“Let us cooperate and never confront police officers during your stay on the campus. These people are armed and they are here to ensure that you are safe,” he says.
Ahmad commended the students of the Islamic University in Uganda for being law-abiding students and urged them to continue respecting laws that govern Uganda and the university.“You are law abiding students. I began working with this institution in December, 2020 but I have never received any serious cases.
Report all criminal acts to the police station so that we can secure you well,” The Security Chief Officer says.The patron for International students Dr Abubakar Ndagi Muhammad (Senior Lecturer from Nigeria) advised them to follow all COVID-19 preventive measures saying the new wave is dangerous.“COVID-19 exists and more people are dying.
The new virus is more aggressive than the old one and you need to obey Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) always to keep yourself safe from the pandemic,” Dr Ndagi says.
The patron also advised the students to pray to God to remove the pandemic that has caused havoc among the human race. The pandemic has so far killed over 300 people in Uganda and over 3 million people worldwide.