Protracted problem in the security architecture of Nigeria has lured Ogun State Government to embrace Security Studies as part of the efforts to nip in the bud insecurity in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, announced this at a meeting with the state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abodunrin, in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Arigbabu who said the state will establish collaborative efforts with necessary stakeholders to include security lessons in the academic syllabus to enhance security consciousness among students, also advised parents to take care of their wards so that they will not go against the law.
“Ogun is doing its best to ensure maximum security in our schools, hence this continuous meeting with relevant stakeholders and security agencies on different ways to curb insecurity and drive unscrupulous elements away from our schools.
“We have met with the commissioner of police and constituted a committee on security in schools. Today’s meeting with NSCDC Commandant will enhance our capacity to identify insecurity in schools and fashion out ways of ending it,” he said.
In his response, the state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Abodunrin said it is pertinent to inculcate security tips in the students to enable to recognize security threats and to also protect themselves.
Giving solidarity for the initiative, he assured that the corps would organise training for some selected teachers in school across the state, who would, in turn, inculcate the training in their students.