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Children’s Day: My Children’s Day Letter To School Owners – Chris Offor

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Superintendent I.C OFFOR
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By Superintendent Chris Offor

As the world celebrates Children’s Day on May 27, a conflict security and development analyst, Superintendent Chris Offor has called on school owners to protect school children entrusted in their hands.

In an article titled “My Children’s day Letter to School owners” Offor listed the moral and legal obligations of school owners. Read;

My Children’s day Letter to School owners

“Dear School Owners, As we celebrate Children’s Day today, I write to remind you of the sacred trust placed in your hands.

The wards in your care are not just pupil or students, but precious lives entrusted to you by their parents. It is your responsibility to ensure their safety, well-being, and education.

Recent tragic events in Nigeria have highlighted the need for greater vigilance and accountability in our private schools.

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The avoidable deaths of students in some private schools due to negligence, poor infrastructure, and inadequate supervision are a stark reminder of the consequences of our actions.

We cannot afford to forget the tragic incidents at schools like Dowen College, Lagos, and Premiere Academy, Abuja, where young lives were lost due to the failure of school authorities to provide a safe and secure environment.

As school owners, you have a moral and legal obligation to:

  • Ensure adequate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorized access to school premises.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment, including regular maintenance of infrastructure and equipment.
  • Employ qualified and experienced staff, and provide regular training and supervision.
  • Establish and enforce clear policies and procedures for student safety and well-being.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and guardians, keeping them informed about their child’s education and any concerns that may arise.

Remember, the future of our nation depends on the children in your care. Let us work together to create a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to thrive and reach their full potential.

Let us honor the memories of those who have been lost and recommit ourselves to being responsible stewards of the precious lives entrusted to us.”


Superintendent I.C OFFOR is a conflict security and development analyst. A researcher and a Social commentator. He is also an SDG Ambassador, advocating for the actualisation of SDGs. He has a bachelors degree from the prestigious Bangalore University India, Masters degree from the foremost military training institution in West Africa, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna and he is a serving Supernumerary Superintendent of the Nigerian Police.

You can reach him

Email: Chris.offor.ike@gmail.com

Phone: +234 8107778262

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