Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has set up a Special Education Safety Corps, ahead of the compulsory boarding scheme of the government, which is expected to commence from next month.
The governor, who announced this while handing over four refurbished Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicles to the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Government House, Yenagoa said, their task would be to provide security for all public schools in the state, with the support of the law enforcement agencies.
According to him, members of the corps will be saddled with the responsibility of providing guard and surveillance security for the government owned schools, facilities and students.
Dickson said "If we are going to keep young people; about five hundred to one thousand, then it is important we start planning and thinking of how to protect them and the facilities provided, which we have started installing all across the state.
The governor explained further that, the proactive measure is taken to avoid what happened in other places, stressing that, as a caring government, the safety of the pupils in its various schools has to be given proper attention.
He added that, members of the corps will be giving proper orientation by security agencies, in order to properly guide them in their line of duty and ensure that, they have a seamless operation.
The Education Safety Corp is headed by Captain Aleibiri Mezeh.
Chief Press Secretary to Bayelsa State Governor