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Ago Medical Center Educates School Owners On School Health Challenges


By Ibrahim Olayiwola/LAGOS// As part of its corporate social responsibility, CSR, the Ago Medical Center, AMC has rolled out series of educative programs aimed at sensitizing Nigerians on how best to live a disease free lives. One of such programs is a one day School Health Education Seminar for School owners which was recently held in Isolo area of Lagos State.


The seminar draws participants from various private schools owners and management of government owned schools in Lagos. Participants were trilled with educative information on how to manage a school without complicative health challenges.

Supported by the World Health Organization, WHO, Federal Ministry of Health and it’s education counterpart, Lagos State Ministry of Health and that of Education, UNICEF, NCDC and the host of others, the seminar exposes schools owners as well as students to modern ways of avoiding spread of communicable diseases.

Doctor Kola Afolabi, Managing Director of Ago Medical Center, AMC in his opening speech said that AMC ready to partner with more NGOs, and others Healthcare Agencies in other to boost the intellectual ability of students as well as increasing the health and safety of school communities.

Dr. Kola noted that the next program to be organized by AMC will focused more on students as they will be educated on consequences and effect of drug abuse in their lives and the communities.

Mrs Jenifer Ajoboye, ward C, supervisor on project who represented the Director of Education in the locality speaks elaborately on importance of school safety and security, the task of school owners in determining the safety of students lives in the school premises.

While defining school safety as a form of protections of students being free from any forms of harms such as harassment, bullying, violence, cultism and substance abuse, she encouraged all school owners to provide good security amenities for school students, to partner with hospitals and communities surrounding them to enhance a good and well tightened security system.

Emphasizing on enlightenment of school safety, Evelyn Pelemo, representing director of Lagos State Safety Control on Education OEQLA, expresses concern on responsibilities of making sure that all schools meet up with regulatory standard, guildlines and high quality of education in Lagos State.

Mrs Pelemo said that these roles are been carried out through various departments in the Ministry of Education so as to attain standard education quay of Lagos State Government.

She noted that if any outbreak of disease, epidemics or accidents occurred in any school, the first port of call is to address the Ministry of quality assurance on education in Lagos State for immediate evaluation and health care of the school students.

Ikupaipe Adeolu, Supervisor for Education in Isolo Local Government Development Area Yusuf Oni, the supervisor for youth and sport who were at the event were tasked by speakers to monitor schools owners and management on the need to ensure quality assurance of education in all schools surrounding them.

Ibrahim Olayiwola, Convener of Anti-Drug Impact Foundation charges all parents, school owners and stakeholders to be proactive in educating there children on drug abuse education and Child’s Parenting.

He appeals Lagos State Ministry of Education to include drug abuse education into the school curriculum in order to enhance a basic knowledge to students on effects and consequences of drug abuse in the country.

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