Ensuring security measures in schools is crucial for creating a safe and conducive environment for learning.

Security measures not only protect students, teachers, and staff but also safeguard school property and assets.

NSCDC To Train 10,000 School Principals In Security Measures


To helps schools in Nigeria tang along and improve safety, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has announced plans to train 10,000 school principals.

The training will be for principals across Nigeria. basically, they would be trained on personal security and school protection measures.

The initiative was unveiled by the corps’ Commandant-General, Ahmed Audi, as contained in a statement signed by the NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, on Monday.

NSDCS Security Measures

Audi, at the annual conference of the All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, emphasised the importance of strengthening the security framework of schools and their host communities amidst rising security challenges.

The CG represented by the Commander, National Safe School Response Coordination Centre, Hammed Abodunrin, said the initiative would empower school leaders with the necessary skills and confidence to respond to security threats effectively.

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He assured them that the NSCDC had put comprehensive plans in place to ensure the programme’s success.


According to him, there is the need for a collective effort to safeguard schools.

Training At No Cost

The training, offered at no cost, will cover personal security, hostile environment awareness training and child protection skills.

Other aspects are information management, emergency response, and first aid, according to Abodunrin.

“ANCOPSS only needs to make their members available and provide venues such as their secretariats or school auditoriums.

“Since it is practically impossible to bring 10,000 participants together at a time; any state that is ready should invite the centre and give dates for the training,” he said.

Furthermore, Abodunrin explained that the training would follow a ‘Train the Trainers’ approach, allowing principals to return to their schools and train other teachers.

The Federal Government, in March 2024, said schools in Borno, Benue, Sokoto and 11 others, were at risk of attacks by bandits and insurgents.

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