Safety in Schools

Safety in Schools


A teacher or learner will realise that the first thing one put before anything is safety.  We know the best way to do anything is the safe way.  Any person who observes and practices safety procedures at all times is said to be skilled because his or her work progresses without flaws, that is, without accidents to himself or herself or damage to equipment, if he or she is applying any.  On the other side, an unskilled individual is identified by his or her haphazard approach to his or her undertakings.  Such people, do don’t practice safety and, therefore, they do cause many accidents.

Learning and practising safety is the foremost level placing oneself getting skilled and living safely with the neighbours.  A neighbour is anybody who will be affected directly or indirectly by the first or principal person.
Safety in school should be the concern of both administrators and subjects.  In a situation where accidents occur in learning institutions it is said that all can be summarized as:

1.    Intentional or purposely

This is where an individual does a wrong act desiring that its consequences should follow.  Burning of schools intentionally by learners is a good example.

2.    Recklessness

An act is said to be recklessly done when it is done without caring whatever its consequences might be.  Recklessness, as such, constitutes fault on the part of the wrong doer.

3.    Negligence

This is where the circumstances are such that a person ought to have foreseen the consequences of his or her act and avoided it altogether.

4.    Inevitable accidents

These are accidents that cannot be prevented by ordinary care, caution and skill.  For an example students colliding while negotiating a bend at the end of a building running.

5.    Act of God

This is also an inevitable accident caused by natural forces unconnected with human beings e.g. lightning striking a building, wind blowing off the classroom roof

6.    Necessity

This is where one finds himself or herself in a position where he or she is forced to interfere with safety of another person so as prevent harm to himself or his or her property.  In a school, for example, a learner may steal his or her colleague’s item to present in class to avoid being punished or he may grab another student for support and in the process taking the latter with him or her into pit.

7.    Self defense

It is sometimes said that a person who is attacked does not owe his or her attacker a duty or safety of escape.  Everyone whose ego is threatened is entitled to defend himself or herself; and he or she may do so by applying force.  Thus, in a situation where a student is being given corporal punishment may bite a teacher to buy freedom.

8.    Mistake

This occurs in cases in malicious reports and deceits.  For instance, a student may be sent home for stealing just to get the culprit after so much loss.

9.    Statutory authority

This is where a statute authorizes a particular act.  The best situation could be students sneaking through the windows at night to meet their own diabolic ends.  Statutory the windows are mandatory made big to facilitate escape in times of atrocities.

As all these point towards school safety in many aspects, Ministry of Education came up with Safety Manual to assist govern smooth running of schools.

You can download it here  School Safety Manual in pdf format if you do not have pdf Reader then you can download your own Adobe Reader v9.4 free by clicking on this icon   or read this School Safety Manual online here.


Give your contributions of ways towards making our schools Learning Solaces and not Aggressive Empires.


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