The Epe school kidnap seems to have made security operatives in Lagos sit tight and brace up to their responsibility. And as academic activities for the 2017/2018 take off, the Lagos state government has assured parents of the safety of their children in school.
While speaking at a sensitisation workshop tagged ‘Towards a Safe and Secure Learning Environment’, a program which was channelled to some teaching and non-teaching staffs in Lagos Public schools, Lagos Deputy Governor, Mrs Idiat Adebule highlighted some measures which will be in place in a bid to prevent kidnapping in schools.
The deputy Governor who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Adesina Odeyemi, said some of these measures include the construction of perimeter fences, bush clearing, watch tower installations, flood light and alarm systems to alert teachers and student of any impending intrusion.
Likewise the Director General in the office of Education Quality assurance, Mrs Ronke Soyombo already commenced a pre-resumption assessment of all primary school to ensure all that measures referred to above has been put in place.
Soyombo further said.
“We know we have good schools, but we want to see them come out better. Our standard is improving and we want to see them come out the best.”
Speaking about commitment to high performance at work, Soyombo finally added.
“Any form of laziness and negligence of duty will not be tolerated from head of schools and school administrators because we will continually embark on school monitoring to encourage head of schools to discharge their duties and not be found wanting,”