The Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, Mona, says it will be partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force to help improve security on the campus.
President of the guild, Christina Williams, told RJR News that reports have surfaced that persons, who have been posing as taxi operators outside the campus, have been luring students into cars and robbing them.
The UWI Guild President says more police presence is needed in the vicinity of the campus.
“So specifically to the issues affecting the campus. The University has no jurisdiction outside the campus gate. Guardsman, that operates on the campus, cannot go outside of the campus...”she said.
Meanwhile, it’s reported that there has been an increase in attacks on University of Technology (UTECH) students.
This was confirmed by President of the University of Technology Student's Union President, Khalil Hutchinson, who says the students are still traumatized after one of their colleagues, 20 year old Kyle Patterson, was recently killed by gunmen on Wentworth Avenue in St. Andrew.
He also for increased police presence in the vicinity of the university.
“On campus, the security has been good, not great - there are certain areas that still need lighting. For instance, the student activity centre. But off campus, there is need for more security, not by our security but by the police as well,” he said.