UNICEF Calls For Interventions For Safety Of Students In Schools

18 December 2020 By Josiah Buzun

The Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkings says he is relieved with the release of the 344 students of the Government Boys Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State.

In a statement in Jos, Mr Hawkings called for the release of other children been held in captivity.

He described the attack on educational facilities as a grave violation of Children’s rights, noting that such attacks deprived Children the right to education.

Mr Hawkings  said interventions must be put in place to ensure that schools are safe and that all Nigerian students can learn without fear.

He said these interventions should take into account the important role that communities can play in ensuring the safety of  schools, including support for School based management committees.

Mr Hawkings noted that no cause justifies attacks against children and schools, adding that such cruel disregard for humanity must come to an end.

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