Bayelsa Govt Sets Up Education Safety Corp To Protect Public Schools

Channels Television  
Updated January 25, 2017

Environmental SanitationGovernor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has set up a Special Education Safety Corps, ahead of the compulsory boarding scheme of the government, which is expected to commence from February.

The governor, who announced the formation of the corps while handing over four refurbished Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicles to the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Government House, Yenagoa, said their task would be to provide security for all public schools in the state, with the support of the law enforcement agencies.

According to him, members of the corps will be saddled with the responsibility of providing guard and surveillance security for the government owned schools, facilities and students.

Dickson said: “If we are going to keep young people; about 500 to 1,000, then it is important we start planning and thinking of how to protect them and the facilities provided, which we have started installing all across the state.

The governor explained further that, the proactive measure was taken to avoid what happened in other places, stressing that, as a caring government, the safety of the pupils in its various schools had to be given proper attention.

He ‎added that, members of the corps would be giving proper orientation by security agencies, in order to properly guide them in their line of duty and ensure that, they had a seamless operation.

The Education Safety Corp ‎is headed by Captain Aleibiri Mezeh.