Sunday, February 25, 2024

Gov’t kicks off mandatory security vetting in institutions of higher learning

The government has commenced mandatory security vetting, training and licensing of a ll in house security personnel in places of higher learning.

Confirming the news was the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) who said that the move was triggered by the increased cases of insecurity around universities across the county.

“Following the increased incidents of insecurity within and around the university communities in the Country, the Government has commenced MANDATORY security training, vetting and licensing of ALL security officers employed or otherwise engaged in institutions of higher learning.” said PSRA.

In new developments, private companies taking part in the tender process must provide the certificate of registration as a corporate private security service provider and Guard Force Numbers (GFN) issued by the Authority for their private security officers (security guards).

“Going forward, all private security companies MUST as part of the MANDATORY tender requirements submit the certificate of registration as a corporate private security service provider and Guard Force Numbers (GFN) issued by the Authority for their private security officers (security guards).

Section 33 of the Act requires all private security officers in the employment of a private security service provider to be registered by the Authority.

The Act further makes it an offense for a private security service provider to have in its employment private security officers who aren’t registered with the Authority.” said PSRA

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