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Southwest unity colleges rally to improve pupils’ security, welfare

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Amidst growing security challenges in the country, the management of the Federal Government Colleges (FGC), Southwest zone, recently gathered at FGC, Ijanikin, Lagos to discuss safety measures and welfare of pupils in their care.

Chairperson of the zone, Dr. Agnes Owolabi, said one of the key issues to be discussed at the meeting was how to deepen efforts in ensuring safety and wellbeing of the pupils.

A total of 18 principals of unity schools across southwest participated at the meeting, which is usually convened quarterly with the overall aim of repositioning the colleges as well as improving human capacity development.

Owolabi, who is also the Principal, Federal Government Girls’ College Sagamu, Ogun State, said, “This meeting affords us the opportunity to deliberate on common issues and chart a way forward to challenges facing our colleges. As you are aware, security of our various schools has been a topical issue that we cannot ignore even though we seem to be enjoying relative peace. We want to see how we can put effective machineries in place to ensure that security in our colleges is not compromised in any form.”

She urged participants to be abreast of all security issues concerning their colleges at all time in order to protect the sanctity of human life.

“Many of the principals have attended one workshop or the other aimed at equipping them with skills necessary to function as Chief Executive Officers in our various colleges. This knowledge is what we want to share among ourselves for the good of our sister colleges. Our children must feel safe studying in any environment if our quest for accelerated growth and national development is to be realised,” she said.


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