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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Study Declares 80% Of Nigerian Schools Unsafe

“The level of non-compliance to safety and security issues is shocking against the background of clear, loud and regular warnings that schools are now targets of choice for terrorists, insurgents, militants, kidnappers, cultists, scammers and other criminals,” Onyechere said.

WSO tasks school owners, teachers on safety of pupils

“The first thing a school must do is try to make the environment setting safe for every child’s return to schools.

Safety management should be taught in all Nigerian schools – ASSP

ASSP members
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Nigeria chapter has advocated for the introduction of safety management into the curriculum of the nation's primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. President of the chapter, Mr Nsikak Ekam stated on Monday that this would help to increase safety awareness, which he said was critical to preventing accidents in every facet. Ekam, who stated...

Plateau School Teachers Get Road Safety Training

The training which was organised by the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC), Plateau command was geared towards sensitizing teachers on the necessary safety tips.

OAU says water from polluted dam now safe

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has assured members of the university community and other stakeholders of the safety of water from its Opa dam. According to a Monday statement from the institution’s Registrar, Mrs. M.I. Omosule, suspected land grabbers polluted the dam with chemicals, leading to the death of several fishes and other aquatic animals. She disclosed that the...

Nigeria Ratifies Safe Schools Declaration

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified the Safe Schools Declaration. According to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the declaration was ratified during the council’s weekly meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, March 20. The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment that provides countries the opportunity to express support for protecting education from attack...

Re-energising education monitoring team key to school safety in Lagos – NAPTAN

Lagos building collapse
The National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has called on the Lagos State Government to re-energise its education monitoring team to boost school safety in the state. The second Deputy National President of NAPTAN, Chief Adeolu Ogunbanjo, made the call in Lagos on Monday while lamenting the Lagos building collapse of Wednesday, March 13. Safety Record recalls that the top...

Implement Safe School Declaration – NGO Urges Govt

Lagos building collapse
Dr Hussaini Abdu, the Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has called on governments and other education stakeholders to prioritise school safety issues in the country. He made this known in a statement on Friday, March 15, while reacting to the collapse of a building at Itafaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday. Recall that a school occupied the...

Learning without Pains: How Sitting Affects Learning

Considering the type of seats and sitting arrangements constructed for classrooms in our schools, could we boast of giving our students a good education they deserve, irrespective of the quality of teachers and aesthetics of the institutions? In the classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit in thousands of different positions. They...

School Safety / Security

There has been much dialogue on this issue especially since the unfortunate incident in Dapchi town in Maiduguri where 110 girls were abducted after the Chibok incident. Many have advocated that the Military, Police, and even the Civil Defence Corps should be posted to schools. I would want to say that the call to post uniform men to school will...
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