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Comply with safety regulations, govt directs schools

THE Lagos State Government has directed schools in the state to adhere to safety regulations through the Safe Schools Lagos initiative.

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, said this on Monday during the SSL workshop held in Alausa, Ikeja.

The event themed, ‘Creating a safety culture and compliance,’ was organised by the LSC in collaboration with the Office of Education Quality Assurance and SchoolRun Academy.

Mojola said, “The Safe Schools Lagos initiative is a programme aimed at ensuring a safer school environment for effective teaching and learning processes in formal and informal education centres across the state in line with the THEMES agenda of the present administration led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“SSLagos is designed to deepen safe practices, inculcate a culture of safety and promote self-compliance to safety regulations, standards and codes of practice in all tiers of learning, taking into consideration all stakeholders such as students, academic and non-academic staff, parents/guardians, visitors to the premises and the entire neighbourhood.”

The Chief Executive Officer, SchoolRun Academy Ventures, Dr Bisi Esuruoso, explained that it is important for children across the state to be protected from exposure to hazards and risks in schools and fun-themed parks as part of the mission of the SSL initiative.

“There is need to regulate certain places, people, products, services and/or activities that school-aged children are exposed to and from September 1, 2022, places such as churches, mosques, fun-themed parks and learning centres would be regulated for safe practices,” she said.

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