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Foundation launches security awareness campaign in Delta schools ~ Truth Reporters

In a bid to manage the insecurities  and  to starve off  abductors from schools, the Olotu & Ekuogbe Rowland Akpodiete Foundation has taken security education to the doorsteps of government secondary schools in Delta.

Initiating the Security and Safety Education Project (SSEP) at Government College Ughelli, The Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr. Olotu Akpodiete represented by the director of Operations, Deacon Ogaga Ohwojero, said security education in schools had become very important as a result of recent security challenges.

"Today, parents and guardians are worried about the protection and safety of their children in the face of terrorists attack, ethnic and communal clashes and kidnapping.

"This has tended to create fear in the minds of students, teachers and parents and had, in many cases, resulted in the withdrawal of students from schools, hence this project was initiated by the foundation.

Mr. Slyvester Osaror, veteran security consultant trained over fifty participants including management of the school, teachers, students and security team of the school on school security and safety management, signs of terrorism, basic fire fighting techniques, role of security officers, mindset and tactical awareness, school disturbances, active shooter incident, surviving active shooter incident among others.

The Principal of the School, Mr. Edward Asibeluo expressed his joy and satisfaction for the gesture by the foundation especially the Executive Director who is an Old boy of the school for commencing the project first in Government college Ughelli, He also encouraged other secondary schools to partner with the foundation.

The Executive Director, Dr. Olotu Akpodiete emphasized that the safety of the school child was of primary concern to government and other stakeholders in the education sector, saying that is why it was always willing to embrace and collaborate with any organization on how to address security challenges in our schools, Fire Extinguisher and Fire emergency devices were donated to the school.

Among the participants that attended the training are Onojafe Ogheneyoma, Iteye Joseph, Linda Nkechi, Umudide Ogheneyole, Urhoma Lucky, Onogakpor Happy, Peter Ofogba, Mukoro Are, Obiuweubi Joel, Oghene Tega, Edesiri Victory, Akpedafe Bernard and Edewor Joshua.

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