The Human Resource and Organisational Development (HROD) Unit of the College of Health Sciences has organised a four-day in-service training for security personnel of the College on the Korle Bu Campus.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the training, the Assistant Registrar in charge of Education and Training Ms. Evelyn Esinam Avoxe noted that the Korle Bu Campus faces peculiar security challenges due to its location within the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital premises. She added that no major in-service training had been conducted for the security staff in the last ten years. That according to her had brought about the situation where some security staff are not even aware of the task, duties and conduct required of them. The training according to her, sought to address those performance gaps in the security staff.
Opening the training, the College Secretary, Mr. Michael Opare-Atuah, was grateful to the HROD Unit for organising the training for the personnel. He added that the security of staff, students and clients was of prime concern to Management and that required security personnel who are imbued with contemporary security knowledge and skills to provide adequate security for life and property.
He added that the training was part of measures to deal with emerging security issues in the College to ensure that staff and students operate in a safe and peaceful environment. He urged the personnel to endeavour to put the knowledge and skills they would learn from the training into practice to justify the investment made by the College in the training.
The security personnel were taken through both theoretical and practical lessons on the following topics: basic security drills, patrolling, investigation, code of conduct for security officers, customer service, handling of operational logistics, alertness on duty, supervisory skills for supervisors and security registers/report writing among others. Two facilitators drawn from the Ghana Police Service and the 4GS Security Company took the personnel through the theoretical and practical lessons.
Participants expressed satisfaction and requested the HROD Unit to periodically organize similar trainings to bring them up to speed on modern security approaches/management. Participants were issued with certificates of participation.
In all, about 130 security personnel of the College on the Korle Bu campus benefitted from the training