Safety Intelligence and Security Management in Public Secondary Schools in Epe Local Government Area, Lagos State
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The research adopted a descriptive survey design. The respondents were selected via simple random sampling. Four hundred participants including 19 principals and 381 students were the targeted population for this study. Findings from this study show that majority of schools have the basic safety and security apparatus but lack the knowledge and experience to employ them in the event of a disaster. Results also show that there is no subject in the school curriculum from kindergarten to secondary level that teaches on safety and security management. Public secondary schools in Epe LGA do not also have constituted disaster management committees or an emergency management plan. Most students however do not know how to use safety and security gadgets in their school premises. The study therefore recommended that a disaster/emergency management curriculum should be inaugurated in public school to teach students on how to respond in cases of emergencies and prevent emergencies.
Lagos , Management , Public School , Safety , Security , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ayeni, A. O. and I. O. Orhewere (2021): Safety Intelligence and Security Management in Public Secondary Schools in Epe Local Government Area, Lagos State, International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management, 4(1): 63-87, DOI: 10.4018/IJDREM.2021010105