Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has approved that the employment of two security guards for every primary and secondary school in the state.
Mr Abiodun stated this during the 7th Quadrennial (15th) State Delegates’ Conference of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT ) held in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Abayomi Arigbabu, stated that the measure was to strengthen the security of the students, teachers, and schools.
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The governor explained, “On security challenges in our school, we have approved the employment of two security men each in all schools throughout the state.
“We have also discussed with NSCDC, looking into the possibility of using them as part of the security measures in our schools.”
Mr Abiodun added that his administration had rehabilitated 236 primary schools across all wards in the state.
In his remark, Titilope Adebanjo, the chairman of NUT in Ogun, called for more security in and around schools in the state.
Mr Adebanjo also appealed for more teachers, saying there is a shortage of teachers in the state, and called on the government to settle six years’ leave allowances.