As Schools resume today after the Yuletide break, the Lagos State Ministry of Education has urged school administrators in all public and private schools in the state to step up school safety measures that will address negative safety incidences in schools.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo made the plea while welcoming students, teachers and school administrators back to school in the new year, which marks the beginning of the Second Term in the 2021/2022 academic calendar.
She directed school administrators to ensure that students are not exposed to danger within the school premises.
She also urged them to identify dangers that could affect the safety of students outside the school premises and report such appropriate state safety and enforcement agencies in the state for prompt action.
Mrs Adefisayo reiterated her charge to school administrators to employ good teacher-students relationship that would encourage healthy interaction between teachers and students in schools so that students could report negative activities in the schools to appropriate school authorities before it degenated to unfortunate situations.
The Commissioner for education further directed that adequate monitoring should be effected particularly, in boarding schools to prevent incidence of bullying and all other vices.
Mrs. Adefisayo re-emphasised the warning of the Governor of Lagos Statr Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu that bullying, cultism and other vices would not be tolerated in Lagos Schools.
She advised school administrators to also increase counseling of students against engaging in all forms of vices within and outside the school.