Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has called on school proprietors to provide adequate security for their pupils.
Babalola made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the 12th International Conference of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPSS) held at the Alfa Belgore Hall, ABUAD.
The theme of this year’s NAPPS International Conference is “Strategy tools for combating a shift in Educational System in the 21st Century.
Babalola explained that a conducive environment must be provided to make learning possible noting that a school must not be built near a motor park or market.
He argued that there must be adequate spaces for teachers and students, with an adequate temperature, ventilation, and lighting, with water, electricity, and Internet services, as well as sanitary services and the respective drainage of sewage waters.
Apparently concerned about security challenges in the country, ABUAD Founder said schools must be protected in view of insurgency and onslaught of herdsmen in some parts of the country.
Babalola said: “We are all too familiar with the security challenges facing the country today with Boko Haram insurgents abducting hundreds of school girls and herdsmen sacking schools after destroying their farmlands.
“With this at the back of our minds, schools must provide adequate security for their pupils and their teachers.”
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