By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
A two-day zonal level training on first-aid skills, evacuation techniques and safe schools declaration has been held in Katsina.
The training was organized by Katsina State Ministry of Education in collaboration with AGILE project in the state.
Speaking after declaring the training open in the metropolis, the State Co-ordinator of the project, Mustapha Shehu said the aim of the training was to equip students and teachers with the basic skills on how to provide First-Aid to themselves and others in case of any emergency.
This he said, would ensure safety of students and their teachers while at the schools. adding that, the beneficiaries of the training would be equipped with evacuation skills on how to run away in terms in case of any emergency.
Mustapha Shehu said all schools in the state would benefit from the training phase by phase.
He assured that students would be trained on how to identify suspicious movement at schools and within the community, so that they can help themselves and members of the community when the need arise.
He emphasized that, the training was part of the Federal Government initiatives for all schools and it would be across all twelve zonal quality assurance offices in the state.
The training was attended by students, teachers and representatives of police, customs, as well as Federal Road Safety Corps among others.