In the event that these threats actually occur, there must be appropriate support for the school users and community. The National Policy on Safety, Security and Violence-Free Schools in Nigeria is therefore purposed to guide policy; set a standard for implementing comprehensive school safety plans; and provide prevention and response mechanisms at national, state, local government and individual school levels. Among other things, the policy will contribute to early warning, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster risk management (DRM). School safety and security is defined in this policy as a set of rules and regulations guiding the prevention and mitigation of hazards occurring in formal education settings (primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Nigeria, whether private or government-owned) and/or informal education settings that have adverse effects on education; such hazards have been a major issue in Nigeria.
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Lead Organisation: Federal Ministry of Education, Education in Emergencies Working Group (Nigeria)