Students Safety Awareness heightened at UP Campuses

Posted on August 19, 2013

The Departments of Security Services and Student Services, in collaboration with Brooklyn SAPS had safety awareness campaign with students at Hatfield campus. Students were advised on how to handle their valuable possessions like laptops, cellphones and even cash.


On the other hand the Department of Family Medicine also led a campaign together with Mamelodi in addressing issues of criminal activities related to the students in the Mamelodi Community. Efforts to enhance safety for students in Mamelodi follows an incident of a robbery of two medical students doing community work in Mamelodi.


More than 200 representatives of community health workers, community police forum, youth and community members in Mamelodi attended the event.


The Department of Family Medicine working together with Department of Community Engagement sponsored the T-shirts to the Mamelodi East Youth Desk, which works in collaboration Mamelodi SAPS in the fight against crime.  


The Head of Department of Family Medicine, Prof Jannie Hugo said the University of Pretoria does not only increase its efforts to ensure safety of its students, but also of the community. “By partnering with Mamelodi police and its Youth Desk, is about creating safety for the people of Mamelodi. We, as the Department of Family Medicine, are also attempting to take the strength of the institution into the community health service by training a lot of community health workers”,

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