UWI Mona revamps security following attack on female student

by April 10th, 2019

The University of the West Indies, Mona campus has confirmed that security on its campus has been revamped, following an attack on a female student at the institution, last Thursday (April 4).

The student was walking from the hospital compound towards Taylor Hall around 9:30 pm, when she was attacked by a man on foot.

He reportedly pushed her to the ground and grabbed her cell phone.

The student fought back and was able to retrieve the phone, however her attacker escaped.

Following the incident, several students took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the security personnel on the school’s campus.

The students alleged that security personnel posted at a location close to the where the attack on the student took place, did not respond adequately to the incident.

Head of the university’s Campus Security, Keith Gardner, says a number of changes have been made, to improve security on the campus.

 

 

Mr. Gardner says, other measures such as increased patrols have also been implemented.

 

 

He added that improved lighting, mobile patrols, and an improved escort service are also in the works.