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SAFE SCHOOL DECLARATION WILL OPEN ON 26TH OCTOBER 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday 26th October, declare open, the 4th International Conference on Safe Schools Declaration. This is made known in a statement by the director of the press ministry of education, Mr. Ben Goong.

The conference which is being co-hosted by Nigeria, Spain, Norway, and Argentina is aimed at reviewing progress being made by member states in the quest to make schools safer globally. One hundred and twelve countries, including Nigeria, are signatories to the Safe Schools Declaration protocol.

Nigeria is hosting the first in the series on African soil. The conference which will be declared Open by the President will take place at the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat in Abuja.

In-person and virtual participation is expected from around the world.  This is coming on the heels of growing global concerns about the safety of schools especially in conflict zones.

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