The Lagos State Government has reiterated it’s commitment to safety in schools in the state.
This was disclosed by the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, in his opening remarks said during the SSL workshop held in Alausa, Ikeja.
The event tagged: ‘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, inculcate safety practices 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 school premises and the entire neighbourhood.”
The Director-General, OEQA, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, lauded support of stakeholders to ensure safety for all schools in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer, SchoolRun Academy Ventures, Dr Bisi Esuruoso, said, “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.”