Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA) has harped on school safety, stating that it is a key element to excellent learning and performance of children across the country.
The association weekend at its deliberation on the ‘State of the Nation’s Education Sector, 2023 National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting’ in Abuja, expressed concern over incessant adoption of school children by bandits.
President General of the association, Mr Michael Magaji, called on the federal government to continue to review its security architecture in a way that protects students.
He said security was not just the responsibility of school management, but a regional issue that must involve community and traditional participation.
On the issue of land grabbing, he said land grabbing had become a perennial challenge for unity schools and expressed displeasure on the FGC, Kaduna, where there was an attempt to excise part of the school land.
He said: ”Those federal government assets were very instrumental into making us who we are today. We went to those schools and we learned in those schools to excel. We learn to love our country and to live with each other.
”And so, we are always at the forefront of advocating the territorial integrity of those schools as the content integrity of what is done in those schools are kept for future generations.
”We have had an incident, particularly in FGC, Kaduna, where there is an attempt to excise part of the land of that school and we feel it is most unfair and that is what we are trying to address.”