The Lagos State Safety Commission has organized a comprehensive training in occupational health for fifty personnel to ensure healthy work environment in schools across the State.
At the event held at the Lagos State Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, the Director-General of the State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola explained that the fifty personnel was selected from the five state-owned Technical Colleges.
Mr Mojola who was represented by the Technical Adviser to the Commission, Mr Seun Awojobi, noted that since 2013, the Commission and the Lagos State Technical and Education Board, LASTVEB, had been collaborating on sensitization and advocacy in all the technical colleges.
He said “The Lagos State Bureau of Statistics in 2021 conducted safety surveys in Lagos State Technical Colleges and Vocational schools to add value to the, planning, programming and entrench safety culture across the colleges”
In a message, the Executive Secretary of, LASTVEB, Mrs Ronke Azeez, represented by
Mrs Gladys Osah, thanked the Commission for organising the training.
The Director, Public Safety and Wellbeing, in the Safety Commission, Mr Adeyinka Adebiyi, disclosed that arrangements are on to introduce safety modules into the State’s Technical Colleges’ Curriculum to distinguish students of the Colleges from their counterpart nationwide, particularly in job opportunities.
“We want to also extend this training to the students too by way of safety modules in their curriculum and we believe that if they are trained from their year one to year three and given Safety Certificates at the end of their studies, this will distinguish them from others in the whole of the nation. And it will be an addition to their Technical Colleges certificates which will give them an advantage over their peers as they will already be safety conscious and safety compliant”, he said.
On behalf of others, the Principal of the Technical College, Agidingbi, Dr Wole Ajifowoke, described the training as apt in view of the associated risks among teenagers in the colleges.
Reporting by Omolara Omosanya; editing by Julian Osamoto, Annabel Nwachukwu