Last week’s experience of some families was not palatable as two cases of road accidents involving school children were recorded. The first one was where children were thrown out of the school bus even with four teachers in the bus.
Is field excursion part of school curriculum? Why are the schools not required to provide a standard transport system before the Ministry of Education gives approval?
As we can see, children below the age of 20 are the most affected by road traffic related accidents. The world is thus losing a significant proportion of a future adult generation and it is believed that if something could be done to reduce the number of lives of children on the threshold of adulthood that the world loses every day, attainment of Sustainable Development Goals and their targets would become more realistic as Nigerian children eagerly wait for implementation of SDGs.