As part of efforts to keep the school environment safe, The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commenced distribution of first aid boxes to primary schools across the state.
Permanent board member in charge of co-curricular activities, Sherifat Adedoyin, said health officers will train teachers and others working in the school environment on how to use the content of the first aide boxes.
She said the boxes contained iodine, glucose, paracetamol, hand sanitizers, hand gloves, moko lubricant and many other items.
Speaking at the presentation/distribution of the boxes to the schools last Thursday in Lagos, the SUBEB Chairman, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who was represented by board member in charge of Quality Assurance, Dayo Israel, thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving the project.
“The chairman followed the approval of the project with his excellence because of the significance of equipping our schools with first aid boxes. With this significant activity, we will see that our children are going to receive healthcare in school. The chairman would like to appreciate the education secretaries and head teachers and hopes that the boxes would be well utilized,”
The desk officer in charge of health at Agege LGEA, Bakare Adebayo, thanked the board for the initiative as the first aid boxes would make the schools safer and able to manage injuries among the pupils, especially during sporting activities.
“I would say an appreciation to the governor to start with because he has shown concern for safety. The pupils are up and doing; they engage in sporting activities so there is no how they can afford not to experience injuries when they play around in the school. So there is a very good reason for us to have a well-equipped first aid box to cushion the effect of injuries before the arrival of medical personnel,”