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Lagos Govt. charges Heads of schools to prioritize Child protection

The Lagos State Government recently urged Heads of schools to enforce the child protection policy enacted by the state.

At a just-concluded meeting in Alausa, Ikeja with Principals, Teachers, School managers, and other Childcare workers within Schools.

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi spelled out that the child protection policy formulated in 2016 would curb child abuse in schools.

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She stated, “We are also engaging other stakeholders like social workers, doctors, and religious institutions on the necessity of safeguarding children. Asides from having a child rights law, there is a policy that guides child protection and safety and it was formulated in 2016 and we need to enlighten you of these provisions and enforce them in your schools.”

The Director-General, Office of Education and Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, noted that the state would continue to monitor, evaluate and enforce child protection in all school districts.

 

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