STOP EXPOSING STUDENTS TO HEALTH HAZARDS IN SCHOOL
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As citizens of this country, I believe that we all agree that health is wealth and the younger generation are the future leaders. But this pathetic image of two female students of a secondary school in Calabar as posted by a facebook user (Koko Bassey) has warranted this petition as I call on his Excellency the Governor of Cross River State and the Principal of Edgerly Memoral Girls Secondary school to call the Teacher/security officer to order, investigate the incident, educate the whole school school (Staffs and students) on Health and Safety, thereby put a stop to what I observed as inhumane treatment meted on Two Female students who were exposed Health Hazards.
The students stood by an overflown wastebins and packed the wastes with their bare hands whilst in their school uniforms under the supervision of an adult.
I'm still wondering why this student had to be subjected to this level of Unhygienic Practice whilst an adult (maybe a security officer or teacher) stood by watching this child pick up bacteria with her bare hands.
These students have been subjected to Physical and Biological hazards at this point, a pathetic sight to behold. The students could have been pierced by any kind of sharp objects like infected syringes thereby exposing them to viral infections, metals exposing them to Tetanus, bottles exposing them to cuts, etc. What Health arrangements are made for this students should they fall ill to a deadly disease as a result of this act?
Are the students even aware of the Health effects of that act? What are they taught in school about Health Education?
What is the essence of education if Health is abused?
Can the Governor call the attention of the School Principal and ensure this incident be investigated by the Environmental health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria in Calabar, Cross River State? Considering that Cross River State is considered one of the Cleanest state in Nigeria.
Was this supposed to be a form of punishment or a normal practice in that school?
Put a stop to such practice and ensure the overall health and safety of students is a priority in schools.
This is so unsafe, unhealthy and deadly!!! As Nigeria battles with various forms of emerging illness and infections, why subject students who are supposed to be in class studying to such act. Stop Disease spread, promote good health practices and personal Hygiene so we can be hopeful for a healthy society. A healthy society makes a strong nation.
No one will be happy to see his/her child being subjected to such treatment, let's put a stop to it before it gets out of hand.
I am a voice for Health and Safety, Please join me as we must embrace the culture of Best practices across board.
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I call on all well being Nigerians to support this cause till action is taken.
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