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Safe schools, safe education and the International Conference on Safe Schools 2021 in Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, a signatory to the Safe School Declaration, on March 20th 2019 hosted the 4th International Conference on Safe Schools together with the Governments of Argentina, Norway and Spain. The Conference, which was held in Abuja, Nigeria between October 25-27, addressing a theme of Ensuring Safe Education for All: From Commitment to Practice brought together thousands education champions from around the world in-person and virtually to discuss safe schools. Education champions represented included Nigerian civil society organizations, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and the global development partners. Education CSOs participation was coordinated the Education in Emergencies Working Group Nigeria (EiEWGN), and Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) where lived experiences were presented in a CSO event. 

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About 40 girls and 12 Teachers and parents including the Head of Association of Imams which comprises of 9 West African nations attended the session.

The session commenced with discussion on the safety of girls in schools. Madame Zeinabou Lawal Ma’adji of ONG Lumiere des Femmes et des Filles (LFF), a Maradi based NGO, interacted with the girls from some selected Secondary schools in Niger Republic about whether they feel safe in school and whether their parents would consider removing them from school due to the increasing attacks against schools.  Learn More

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In the media

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28/02/2022

AIT

Education Development – dRPC Trains Various Stakeholders on Safe School Declaration

https://youtu.be/pVR7B5O60Q8 

25/02/2022

Daily Trust

Why Jigawa Schools are still Safe Despite Insecurity- Commissioner

https://dailytrust.com/why-jigawa-schools-are-still-safe-despite-insecurity-commissioner 

01/03/2022

People’s Guide

IGHUSUF Africa Flags off Safe School Campaign in Ebonyi

https://www.peoplesguidenews.com/2022/03/ighusuf-africa-flags-off-safe-school.html

01/03/2022

Ebonyi Times 

Group Advocates for School Safety in Ebonyi

https://www.ebonyitimesnews.com/2022/03/group-advocates-for-school-safety-in.html

02/03/2022

Nation Alpha

NGO Launches Campaign on Safe School in Ebonyi

https://www.nationalpanelnews.com/2022/03/ngo-launches-campaign-on-safe-school-in.html?m=1 

11/02/2022

NTA

NTA News: Coverage on Safe School Workshop

https://youtu.be/fNMAyWutpTU

11/2/2022

Daily Trust

Get Involved to Boost School Safety, Youths Urged

https://dailytrust.com/get-involved-to-boost-school-safety-youths-urged 

10/2/2022

ABC News

NADA, M.S Ideas and Data, WeGirls Devt. to Train Over 9000 School Children on Safe School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1kzTH5K2gA 

10/2/2022

ABC News

Group to Train 9,000 Students on Security Safety in Katsina

https://abcnews.com.ng/group-to-train-9000-students-on-security-safety-in-katsina/ 

10/2/2022

Voice of Nigeria

School Safety: Expert Calls for More Security Measures

https://von.gov.ng/2022/02/09/school-safety-expert-calls-for-more-security-measures/ 

4/2/2022

Lagos Television

Govts at All Levels Have Been Implored to Adopt the 4th Int’l Conference &Safe School declaration Recommendations to Solve the Insecurity Challenges being Experienced in  Nigeria’s Schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZnZ46ezZJA 

3/2/2022

Delta Pride Nigeria

Safe School Declaration Implementation Programme: AFRODEP Takes Sensitization to Schools in Delta 

https://deltaprideng.com/2022/02/03/safety-in-school-executive-director-of-afrodep-takes-sensitisation-to-schools-in-delta/ 

3/2/2022

Voice of America

NGO trains Teachers and Students on Emergency Preparedness Against School Attacks in Kaduna

https://av.voanews.com/clips/VHA/2022/02/03/20220203-050000-VHA066-program_32k.mp3 

2/2/2022

Daily News 24

Students urge stakeholders to support safe school initiative in Kaduna

https://dailynews24.ng/students-urge-stakeholders-to-support-safe-school-initiative-in-kaduna/ 

13/01/2022

Education Monitor News 

Joint dRPC, UNICEF Workshop Identifies New Major Threats to Girl Child Education

https://educationmonitornews.com/joint-drpc-unicef-workshop-identifies-new-major-threats-to-girl-child-education/

16/12/2021

My School News 

Insecurity: As Gov’ts, Communities Strategizes to Make School Safe

https://myschoolnews.com.ng/insecurity-as-gov-ts-communities-strategizes-to-make-school-safe/12209

09/12/2021

Leadership 

CSOs Brainstorm on Insecurity In Schools

https://leadership.ng/csos-brainstorm-insecurity-in-schools/

09/12/2021

The Nation 

Nipping bullying in the bud

https://thenationonlineng.net/nipping-bullying-in-the-bud/

09/12/2021

The Nation 

CSOs cry out over FGC pupils, others abducted since June

https://thenationonlineng.net/csos-cry-out-over-fgc-pupils-others-abducted-since-june/

06/12/2021

NTA 

NTA News: Safe schooling: Stakeholders discuss on security & safe learning environment

https://youtu.be/HHbosazO3E8

06/12/2021

AIT 

AIT News: Safe schools-CSOs tasked to increase advocacy to end insecurity

https://youtu.be/UYnHHgmMaL0

06/12/2021

21st Century Chronicle

Civil society groups want enhanced security for schools

https://21stcenturychronicle.com/civil-society-groups-want-enhanced-security-for-schools/

06/12/2021

NTA 

Safe schooling: Stakeholders discuss on security & safe learning environment

https://youtu.be/n1eb885RK0E