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Reps to FG: Deploy modern technology to secure schools

Reps to FG: Deploy modern technology to secure schools
June 08
19:08 2021

The house of representatives has asked the federal ministry of education to work out “appropriate modalities” to provide security in schools across the country.

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There has been a series of attacks on schools, especially in the northern part of the country.

At Tuesday’s plenary session, the green chamber said “weak or non-existent security infrastructure” in schools makes students vulnerable to attacks and other “negative influences”.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Benjamin Mzondu and Julius Ihonvbere from Benue and Edo, respectively.

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Leading the debate on the motion, the lawmakers said the “increasing insecurity in Nigeria has become a worrisome development, irrespective of one’s class, religion or ethnicity”.

According to them, “since December 2020, hundreds of teachers, students and pupils have been abducted from schools across the country, further highlighting a troubling development”.

The lawmakers said they were “worried that the weak or non-existent security infrastructure in most schools across the country leaves the children vulnerable to attacks and other negative influences, hence the need to provide
primary resistance against intruders, and protect the school facilities”.

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They maintained that there is a need to “deploy modern technology in the provision of basic security measures in schools”.

After the motion was unanimously adopted, the lawmakers asked its relevant committees to ensure compliance.

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