The Zandam Area Development Association (ZADA) in collaboration with We girls Development Initiatives and M.S Ideas and data have commenced training of 9,000 students in Katsina State on the basic skills of school evacuation and security tips in times of any invasions.
Speaking at the one-day training for the students of Government Girls (Senior)Secondary School, Katsina, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) M.S and Data, Mustapha Shehu, said the training is necessary following the incessant attacks and abduction of school students across the state and the nation at large, evidently shown that schools are no longer safe.
He, therefore, explained that step down training on safe schools’ declaration and escape plans in the State will assist in educating the students with the requisite knowledge on how to escape with minimum harms and provide first aid treatment to their fellow students in terms of any eventuality of attack.
Adding that the project is also championed by the state ministry of education, UNICEF and other partners to meet the set target of training about 9,000 students in the State.
Also, speaking, the coordinator of the ZADA association, Ambassador Gidado Sulaiman Farfaru, disclosed that most schools in Katsina state have relocated to cities because of banditry attacks in their localities, calling on the State government to support the initiative to achieve the target of ensuring the safety of schools.
He however encouraged parents and guidance of the students to also wake up to their responsibility of inculcating good moral upbringing of their children for a better society.