Reps tasks police on security surveillance in schools

Posted by News Express | 7 November 2015 | 2,274 times

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House of Representatives has urged security agencies to setup special task force to work with Ministry of Education and Parent Teacher Association to ensure more security surveillance in schools.

This is sequel to a motion move by Rep. Yakubu Balogun (Lagos-APC), and unanimously adopted through a voice vote.

The motion was on the need for government at all levels to make adequate security arrangements for the protection of students in primary and secondary schools.

Balogun expressed concern about the abduction of about 276 school girls by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, in April 2014.

The lawmaker said the incident could have been prevented if adequate security measures were in place.

Balogun, who commended measures taken by some private schools in ensuring the security and safety of students in their schools, also urged public primary and secondary schools to do same.

The House, therefore, urged security agencies to setup a special task force in collaboration with the ministry of education to ensure comprehensive and effective security surveillance in primary and secondary schools across the country.

The house also advised that the collaboration should be extended to the parent teacher association.

Adopting the motion, the House in addition, called on the Federal Government to provide one free meal a day for children in primary and secondary schools across the country. (NAN)

•Photo shows Speaker Dogara.               

Source: News Express

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