In an effort to beef up security on its campuses, the University of Benin and Bionomics Nigeria Limited on Tuesday signed a Memoradum of Understanding for the provision of 1000 CCTV cameras.
The cameras will be installed in the main campus in Ugbowu and the one in Ekhuaun.
The agreement will run for 15 years and will also see Bionomics build a facility in the school to monitor the footages from the cameras for security purposes. The company will maintain the CCTV and will be given the sole right for advertising on the school campuses for the duration of the agreement.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chancellor, Prof Lilian Salami, who described the event as historic, said the CCTV would help to curb vices in the school, noting that the agreement would be a win-win situation for the school and the company.
She added, â€œThis MOU is an agreement I am excited about. The 1000 CCTV will enhance security on the campus and curb crime and vices. The world is dynamic and the CCTV will help us monitor activities on Campus.
â€œThe advertisement is good for Bionomics because the student population presents a good market. For UNIBEN, we will also benefit from the adverts as stipulated in the MOU. History is being made here today and I hope that when the agreement comes to fruition, we will begin to reap the benefits.
The VC commended the company for finding the school worthy of the arrangement, noting that all hands would be on deck to ensure its success.
Chief Executive Officer of Bionomics, Onyedika Ugochukwu, said that that survey for the job would begin immediately to ensure that 100 CCTV are in operation in six months time. He also thanked the VC for giving his outfit the opportunity to work with the school, assuring that all the terms of agreement in the MOU would be adhered to.