The federal government says it will distribute reflective jackets to 40 million schoolchildren across the country, as part of efforts to prevent accidents.
This was disclosed at the launch of the accident prevention initiative, organised by the ministry of education, and tagged, ‘Go to School… Be Seen… Be Safe’. Speaking at the programme which held in Abuja on Thursday, Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, said the initiative is part of efforts to protect children.
“This initiative, especially, is to prevent children from sustaining injuries while trekking to and from neighbouring schools. It is in pursuant of the good health and well-being of schoolchildren and realisation of quality education.
The initiative is designed to primarily aid the protection of schoolchildren from road accidents associated with motor vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles while crossing our busy network of roads to and from their respective schools,” he said.