National SecurityNewsNigeriaInsecurity Is A Global Phenomenon, Education Permanent Secretary Laments

David Adejo Andrew, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education has said that insecurity has become a global phenomenon, stressing that a peaceful and secured environment is required for quality learning.

Andrew made the assertion at the 81st Joint Consultative Committee on Education plenary meeting held at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola.

The 81st Joint Consultative meeting on education titled “Strengthening of security and safety in Nigerian schools for the achievement of education 2030” was organized by Adamawa State Ministry of Education and Human capital development in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Provision of CCTV Camera’s, construction of perimeter fence in the learning institutions among other security measures for a safer schools are geared towards safeguarding the schools from the activities of insurgents,” Andrew said.

Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

In his remark, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reiterated the commitment of his administration towards safeguarding schools from threat posed by insurgents through provision of quality and effective learning atmosphere for students and teachers.

Represented by his Deputy Chief Crowther Seth, the Governor said the theme chosen for the meeting is timely especially now that the schools have become a target to insurgents, instilling fear in the minds of parents and guardians in the state over the safety of their children.

“Security of lives and property remain one of the cardinal agenda of this administration, secured atmosphere in schools is also paramount for the younger ones and teachers to have a peaceful and proper learning,” he said.

The governor noted that the forum offers an opportunity to chart a course for secured learning environment as government is poised at repositioning the entire educational sector.

In their separate remarks, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Wilbina Jackson and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Aisha Abubakar Umar impressed with governor Fintiri’s initiative towards safeguarding lives and property of students and teachers.

According to the stakeholders, perseverance and commitment to the development of education sector will go down the memory lane, expressing optimism that the gathering will provide a workable solution to insurgents’ activities on the education sector for a friendly and protective learning atmosphere.

A playlet and drama depicting governor Fintiri’s educational policy, how insecurity is threatening the sector featured at the event.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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