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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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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How not to be like Queens College
Apr04

How not to be like Queens College

Schools should be a safe place for children. However, with the recent epidemic at Queens College which left over a thousand students ill, 3 dead with many of them admitted in various hospitals in the country, one is left to wonder why an institution with such “supposed” grace and permit me to say, now living on past glory could fail their students and parents. Queens College recently came under critical observation when two of her...

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Child Sexual Health: The Parents’ Role & The Talk
Dec07

Child Sexual Health: The Parents’ Role & The Talk

Couple of weeks back, we had a Child Sexual Health week at my Facebook Group. The decision to do that was “promoted” by recent reports of child abuse and promiscuity among really young children. The latest a 10 year old who is already actively involved in sexual activities and a 15-month old girl who was discovered to have been sexually abused when her creche nannies noticed the widening of her vagina. This particular one...

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