Sanwo-Olu moves to strengthen safe school initiative with inaugural awards
The Lagos State government is set to strengthen its commitment to safety in schools across the state at the inaugural Beacon of Safety Annual Awards and Conference.
The event, slated for Tuesday, September 26, this year, underscores Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to safety in schools in the state.
The one-day conference and awards ceremony will bring together the largest gathering of school safety experts and education thought leaders in Lagos State and beyond, with over 2000 school administrators, members of the Safe Schools Lagos ecosystem and Education District Teams, school staff, school resource officers, safety experts and other professionals expected to attend.
According to a statement by the Safe School Lagos (SSLAG) Lead Resource, Dr. Bisi Esuruoso, the Safe School Alliance (SSA), in collaboration with the Lagos State Safety Commission, SSLAG Implementation Team and Ministry of Education, will host the event.
The event, which will be held at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, will focus on creating and fostering safe and supportive learning environments for schools in the state.
The statement explained that the award is geared towards getting all stakeholders to work together to promote a culture of safety and compliance in schools.
The statement quoted the SSLAG Chief Operating Officer (COO), Vinod Kaurani, as saying: “There is nothing more pertinent than creating an ecosystem of safety and support for our students and educators’ well-being.
The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission), Lanre Mojola, also said: “This event is a tremendous opportunity for experts from across the state to be in the same room for proactive discussions and to learn from each other’s unique experiences. Working collaboratively to deliver knowledge and resources is essential to our success in this joint effort.”
The Director of Communication and Compliance, SSA, the advocacy group organising the event, said: “A holistic approach to school safety involves addressing students’ and staff’s physical, mental and emotional well being. It also requires fostering a positive and inclusive school culture, implementing effective emergency preparedness measures and promoting open communication and collaboration among all stakeholders. To accomplish this, we have assembled a diverse consortium of professionals and subject matter experts to share their knowledge and expertise, which we hope will be a catalyst for creating safer and more nurturing environments for all students.”
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