By Laide Akinbiade
Abuja — In order to ensure general safety and effective training on security in basic education in Nigeria, Government Secondary Schools Chibok and Gwoza in Borno State, and 98 others in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states have received safe school kits.
The 1,350 kits were donated by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and distributed at the safe school capacity training by Exams Ethics Marshal in Abuja, weekend.
About 100 schools in the North East, as well as the State Emergency Management Agencies, SEMA, Universal Basic Education Boards, UBEC, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, and Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, got the kits, containing hand sanitizers, a safe school video DVD and audio CD, and safe school manual promoting best practices in education.
UNESCO Director, Professor Hassana Alidou, lamented the insecurity situation in the North East that had affected academics.
He said: “The prevailing security situation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria has disrupted academic life in that zone.
“Nigerian educational institutions, teachers and students have become endangered due to attacks.”