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.