The Lagos State Government, has launched Safe School Lagos (SSLAG) initiative to forestall the incident that led to the death of a Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni, in school premises, among other incidents.
The initiative was revealed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, during a workshop organised by the Lagos State Safety Commission, LSSC, at Alausa, Ikeja.
According to the commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji, SSLAG has already started, as Lagos state government is currently identifying schools on major roads that are prone to auto crash, in order to prevent reoccurrence of the tragic incident that happened at grammar school in Ojodu area.
In addition, the Director General, of Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said that the “Safe School Lagos” initiative will make schools environment across the state safer while the students are made to cohabit within a conducive learning atmosphere.
“Safer schools produce safer children and safer children are the bedrock of the future. So what we shall be doing is to meet school operators and engage them on how we can make safety the fulcrum of the curriculum within the schools.
‘’How can we ensure that teachers teach basic principles of safety and to ensure children interact in a safe environment.
“Safety begins with you and zero accident is possible if we all work together and in a safe environment,” he said.