=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === In a bid to ensure the safety of Nigerian children in and out of school, the Federal Government on Thursday launched a “Safe to School, Be Seen, Be Safe” initiative.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, represented at the occasion by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, during the unveiling of customised reflective children safety jackets and uniforms for cadet and school crossing guards in Abuja,, said that the initiative would increase access and quality of education for approximately 40 million school children in the country.
According to Adamu, the customised not-for-sale reflective jackets for school children and other accident prevention infrastructures are meant to provide immediate care and support for the children, assuring that the ministry would expand the programme throughout the 36 states and the FCT and also the 774 local government areas and wards, to ensure inclusion.
The Safe School Programme by the Federal Ministry of Education is in collaboration with the Children Accident Prevention Initiative (CAPI).
PROJECTED IMPACT: The collaboration with CAPI will address the obvious challenges across every facet of accidents involving school children, as well as charting a new course in combating the carnage among such children.