Nigeria, International Community, unite against attacks on schools

By, Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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Nigeria and the International Community have presented a united front in the fight against incessant attacks on education institutions, globally.

This follows the resolve to make schools safer and more conducive for teaching and learning.

This was disclosed in Abuja when the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, received a delegation of the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Knut Eiliv Lein, the UNICEF Country Representative, Peter Hawkins; among others.

The delegation visited to follow-up on the preparations being made to host the 4th International Conference on Safe Schools Declaration, SSD.

Echono revealed that adequate plans are underway to successful host the event despite COVID 19 challenges.

In his remarks, the Norwegian Ambassador who commended the arrangements being put in place by Nigeria stated that his country is standing by to lend support towards the success of the Conference.

He added that as a co-host, Norway is concerned about the welfare of foreign participants, (Covid -19 protocols), security measures being put in place, as well as the venue.

The Ambassador who commended Nigeria, being the first African country to host the conference, enjoined the Permanent Secretary to inform Norway on areas it needs assistance.

The UNICEF country representative, Peter Hawkins identified security as the major concern of his organization.

The Conference will focus on the best measures and strategies to make teaching and learning environments more conducive and safer.

Nigeria will host the International Conference on Safe Schools Declaration, SSD between 25th to 27th October, 2021.

And the conference will draw participants from all over the world.

 

 

 

 

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