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FRSC To Impound Overloaded School Buses

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it will start impounding overloaded school buses to reduce road crashes involving school children. A statement signed by the spokesman of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, said the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had directed sector commanders across the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, to impound any school bus carrying more than the...

Ways to Identify Classroom Hazards

A safe classroom for learning
School managers will agree to the fact that ensuring children in their care are not rushed home or to the hospital from school as a result of unavoidable accidents is one important responsibility they have aside from the education they offer. Keeping these children safe involves education, supervision, and safe environment. With a safe environment being the most crucial. A...

Injured in service: NYSC earmarks N26m to replace corps member’s amputated limbs

NYSC
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has earmarked N26 million to replace a Corps member’s amputated limbs in Kano State.

FRSC tasks stakeholders on standards in school bus operations

Stakeholders at the Sensitisation and Implementation of Approved Standards for School Buses in Nigeria held at FRSC headquarters, Lagos on Thursday
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged parents and stakeholders in the education sector to ensure standards in school bus operations to ensure the safety of school children. FRSC Lagos Sector Commander, Hyginus Omeje, made the call at a Sensitisation and Implementation of Approved Standards for School Buses in Nigeria held in Lagos. According to Omeje, the issue of safety...

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

school bag
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

OAU
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...

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