Twenty-four (24) Security and Fire Safety Recruits of the University of Cape Coast have passed out after six (6) weeks of rigorous training.
The recruits, made up of eight (8) Fire Safety Officers and sixteen (16) Security Officers, went through physical fitness and drilling.
The passing out parade was formed by contingents under the command of Kingsley Odoom, an Assistant Security Officer.
The Chief of Avolienu in Nzema, Nana Amo Ackah V - a senior lecturer at the Department of Classics and Philosophy, UCC - who was the reviewing officer, inspected a parade mounted by the recruits.
Addressing the recruits, Nana Amo Ackah V, commended the recruits for their discipline and comportment during the period of training.
He advised the recruits against the intake of excessive alcohol. This, he pointed out, could hinder them from effectively carrying out their duties of fighting fire and the protection of lives and property of the University.
He said their smart turnout and brilliant performances on the occasion was a clear indication that the Security Section and the UCC Fire Service had a bright and positive future
He also admonished the recruits to regard their current status as a privilege to serve the University and asked them to exhibit professional and ethical conducts in the discharge of their duties.
He expressed gratitude to management for retooling the Security Section to enable it keep pace with contemporary security challenges.
Nana Amo Ackah V used the occasion to urge the recruits to develop versatility on the job to make them more accessible and excel in their responsibilities.
Present at the Ceremony were the Head of the Security Section-UCC, Col. Joseph Kojo Baah-Tsiquaye; Director of the Directorate of Consular and General Services, Mrs. Alberta Yaa Graham and the Director of the Directorate of Public Affairs, Major (rtd) Kofi Baah Bentum.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC