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Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by mustafar1: 6:59pm On Feb 20, 2009
Govt begins transport education in schools

By Mudiaga Affe

Lagos State Government is to introduce transportation advocacy education in both primary and secondary schools in the state, a top official, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, has said.

The move, which is part of government's efforts to catch them young and make them change agents, will be carried out in public and private schools.

The programme will be inaugurated on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, and it is to provide basic traffic knowledge to the children in order for them to develop a positive road user attitude and behavoiur.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Opeifa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, said the children would be engaged as change agents and vehicles of communicating traffic safety values to their parents and other adults.

He added that the programme would also inculcate traffic safety values and ideals in young citizens and create road safety awareness in them and potentially reduce their risks to road traffic accidents.

He said that a holistic approach of impacting traffic safety awareness through a four-pronged strategy had been adopted which included establishment of traffic safety clubs in schools, enhanced traffic safety zones, school bus drivers' safety training and annual road safety awareness programme.

According to him, registered members of the traffic safety clubs in the various schools will be designed as road safety ambassadors and will be exposed to traffic safety lessons as well as practical exercise, debates, quizzes and games.

He said, "The enhanced traffic safety zone will be accomplished through the installation of signage and traffic signs as well as traffic safety corners in the school playgrounds."

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Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by mustafar1: 7:02pm On Feb 20, 2009
i dey vex seriously embarassed embarassed angry angry
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Kobojunkie: 7:05pm On Feb 20, 2009
Why you dey vex? I mean seriously, let us think of this. Ever wonder why you fit take agbero driver for naija, move am to, say, Birmingham and by the man gets his license, he becomes a good driver? Lol
Na education oo!!!


roflmao!!
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by mustafar1: 7:06pm On Feb 20, 2009
im not saying its bad. i support it but i stil dey vex. they should simultaneously educate the drivers so they know to slowdown or stop when these kids/pedestrians are in the zebra crossing. and not keep up the speed like the kids/pedestrians have a run me over sign on them.

u caution someone because he didnt slow down for pedestrians at a zebra crossing and he responds to you by saying. "na you papa draw am there" angry shocked
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Kobojunkie: 7:39pm On Feb 20, 2009
roflmao!!! You need to stop going there with these people!! na the day dem go gang up woz you, na tthat day you go begin hear word !!roflmao!!
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by DisGuy: 11:12pm On Feb 20, 2009
are there zebra crossings in Lagos?
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Gamine(f): 11:26pm On Feb 20, 2009
People dont know what Zebra crossing is, but them dey dia ooh.

But, i thought these things used to be taught in Social Studies in primary school ? undecided
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Kobojunkie: 11:29pm On Feb 20, 2009
I doubt even I would be brave enough to walk across a zebra crossing there in Nigeria.
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by mustafar1: 11:31pm On Feb 20, 2009
Dis Guy:

are there zebra crossings in Lagos?

there are, not as many as needed (every intersection should have one) but there are.

Gamine:

People dont know what Zebra crossing is, but them dey dia ooh.

But, i thought these things used to be taught in Social Studies in primary school ? undecided

u thought right but u also said USED TO, which is what it is.
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Gamine(f): 11:45pm On Feb 20, 2009
Well, I am no more in primary school cheesy

no one close to me is.

so they stopped teaching it eh. . .nawa sad
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by tpia: 3:48am On Feb 21, 2009
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Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by Jakumo(m): 6:40am On Feb 21, 2009
A point system needs to be established so as to regulate the behavior of Nigerian road users.

Hitting and maiming a bribe-collecting policeman without killing him should earn the motorist 2 bonus points.

Fatally injuring a policeman by running him over repeatedly should be worth 5 bonus points.

Escaping an armed robbery highway ambush should be regarded as a miracle worthy of 7 bonus points.

Avoiding being beaten to death after obstructing a car occupied by a Nigerian Navy Admiral - 8 bonus points

Shooting Lagos LASTMA officials through car windows is indicative of superb marksmanship - 10 points per confirmed kill.
Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by sanyaele(m): 4:38pm On Mar 26, 2009
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Re: Govt Begins Transport Education In Schools by comfort3: 5:13pm On Mar 27, 2009
cool

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