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Educator wants medical clinics in Nigerian schools

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Educator wants medical clinics in Nigerian schools

The owner of a private nursery and primary school in Ilorin, Kwara, Mr. Dele Afolabi, called for the establishment of compulsory medical clinics in public and private schools in Nigeria.

Afolabi made the appeal to Ilorin on Thursday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN).

He said most schools did not have standard medical facilities, which had resulted in the deaths of many innocent Nigerian students.

According to him, most school owners do not pay attention to medical facilities, but only pay the tuition fees.

“Most private and public schools have the finest structures, classrooms, science labs, library and sports facilities without any recognized school clinics.

“They never care about the health of the students, which is the most important thing. Even public schools do not have the medical facilities for school emergencies that can save lives.

“Some schools don’t have a regular ‘first aid kit’ for emergencies. This is why most students die before being rushed to the nearest hospitals.

“A first-class and well-equipped clinic should be made compulsory for every school, private or public,” he said.

The owner, however, has advised education stakeholders and government at all levels to prioritize the application of standard school clinics in Nigerian schools.

He advised school owners to prioritize the safety and health of students over tuition fees and quality education.

He also urged public, private, community leaders and NGOs to help schools build standard clinics with qualified medical staff to care for students. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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