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THE IMPERATIVE OF SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION BY DR. KOLA AFOLABI

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Dr. Kola Afolabi is a human right activist and Chief Medical Director of Ago Medical Center, AMC. He is passionate about healthy environment for the younger generation to live and learn. He has been a champion of safety in the schools environment hence he has devoted his time and other resources to sensitize students, their parents as well as school management in the best way of achieving safety in the schools

In this brief encounter with SECURITY MONITOR’S Ibrahim Olayiwola at a day seminar he organized in Lagos, Dr. Afolabi explains how he has been achieving success in his missi to educate school owners and their staff on how to ensure healthy environment in the schools 

YOU HAVE USED YOUR PERSONAL EARNINGS TO ORGANIZE SERIES OF SEMINARS FOR SCHOOLS ON HEALTH EDUCATION, HOW HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE OF STAKEHOLDERS?

The response of the stakeholders has been very encouraging. The school communities are embracing the program. The state government through health and education ministries is participating and others in the private sector and Non Governmental Organization, NGO are getting involved. So far so good, they are appreciating the gesture and happy they have such opportunity.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATION OF PARENTS REGARDING THE SCHOOL HEALTH SEMINAR?

Parents will be well informed about the outcome of this seminar during pta meetings. Areas of their commitment towards the success of the scheme will be discussed with them, like the benefits of regular medical screening, pre admission medical examination and others.

 

PLEASE YOUR ON CHALLENGES FACING BOARDING SCHOOLS IN RECENT TIMES?

The challenges facing students boarding schools are not far fetched. From population to position, outbreaks of infections of communicable diseases. Bullying is becoming noticeable now. Managements have to look into these to prevent avoidable negative outcomes.

 

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU YOUR HOSPITAL, AMC OFFERS?

We are into general medical practice. Specialist practice in various health fields. We also offers wide varieties of counseling on healthcare and we support the indigent Nigerians with free health tips.

HOW COULD SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT  BE OF HELP TO YOUR INITIATIVE?

Well, by ensuring their wards attend our seminars and guarantee the safety of the schools environment. The government too can be of support with materials needed for the seminars so as to attain its total goals

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