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Overloading children’s schoolbags can cause spinal cord injury – Experts warn parents

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Medical experts have cautioned parents against heavy schoolbags on children, saying that heavy loads may cause spinal cord injury. Some of the medical practitioners said on Monday in Abuja that parents should avoid packing too many books and other items in children’s schoolbags as most of the bags are carried on the back. Dr. Ewot Ndaeyo, the acting Executive Secretary of...

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...

OAU says water from polluted dam now safe

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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

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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...

Safety Audit: Lagos Vows To Punish Non-Compliant School Owners, Heads

The Lagos State Government has vowed to prosecute the owner or head of any school that refuses to be audited in the school safety audit programme instituted by the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC). The Director General of LSC, Hon. Hakeem Dickson made this known at a Stakeholder’s Meeting with heads of associations of private schools in the state which...

Safety Precautions for Commuting School Pupils during Excursions

February 13, 2018 will forever remain indelible in the life of the relatives of 22 secondary school pupils that died in an accident between Maitama Sule College and Dudduru village in Gaya town, about 65 kilometers from Kano. The 18-seater bus conveying the students and some staff on excursion to a radio station in Kano from Bauchi at about 11a.m...

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