How to choose a safe school for your child
Nov02

How to choose a safe school for your child

CAN YOU TELL A SAFE SCHOOL WHEN YOU SEE ONE? Just days ago, a child died in a Nursery somewhere in Lagos Nigeria. Going by what the child minder said, the child started convulsing after eating. She started to make phone calls to her boss and then the parents of the child to report the condition of the child. The child’s mother told her to take the child to a certain hospital in Ajao Estate. The child died before getting to the...

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Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend
Oct23

Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend

There seems to be a high level of incident under-reporting in schools. Many believe it will be used against them so if they can avoid it, all the better. They forget that if a child goes home with an unexplained injury, no parent will keep quiet about it. “What happened to my child?” Picture this! Sharon goes to pick her daughter from school but on getting there, she finds that her daughter Sandra has a swollen bruised...

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Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them
Oct19

Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them

How to protect children from lead poisoning Lead’s got a lot going for it. It’s soft and malleable, with a low melting temperature, meaning it’s perfect for use in a wide range of applications. The Romans used it to build water pipes, aqueducts and cooking pots, while the Ancient Egyptians just couldn’t get enough of rubbing it on to their eyelids as kohl. Unfortunately for these ancient civilisation (and some later ones), it wasn’t...

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Recover from health and safety failings: Safety tips for schools
Jul06

Recover from health and safety failings: Safety tips for schools

BY NOW THE NEAR-POISONING/ACID ATTACK BY A 12-YEAR OLD AT A SCHOOL IN LAGOS SHOULD BE OLD GIST. DESPITE THIS, MANY STILL REFER TO THEM WHEN TALKING ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY FAILINGS. Yes that is what happens when the misfortune of health and safety failings fall on you. Do you want to be a reference for bad and ugly things? Can your business survive that? Let’s face it, health and safety failings can break a school and ruin its...

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Lekki British School Saga: What would you have done?
Jun30

Lekki British School Saga: What would you have done?

LEKKI BRITISH SCHOOL POISONING ATTEMPT HAS GOT NEARLY EVERYONE JUDGING AND CURSING! A few weeks ago, I shared the sad true life tale of a 3 year old boy found hanged and dead in his school’s toilet. Nobody could tell how this happened. Quickly as with most news, this sad occurrence was quickly forgotten, schools didn’t learn from it – after all it didn’t happen in their school and God forbid, it can never...

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SAFEtagious 1.0 – Done and Dusted!
Jun15

SAFEtagious 1.0 – Done and Dusted!

SAFEtagious! A family safety event. Shade a 15-year old meets a rich spoilt boy online! Wow her dreams have certainly come through! They actually made plans to hook up after school on Friday! The meeting? Resulted in her being drugged, beaten, robbed and raped! Something that could have been prevented if only her dad had just taken action when he knew Shade was lying about her Friday afternoon plans. This is the storyline on which...

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