The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced plans to introduce Road safety education in public primary and secondary schools in Plateau.
Mrs Pat Emeordi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Plateau state, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.
According to the Sector Commander, the initiative is aimed at inculcating safety education in children with a view to increasing their level of awareness.
“The idea behind this initiative is to catch them young and to enable them to understand the fundamentals and rudiments of safety education.
“We are already talking with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the state Ministry of Education to ensure the implementation of the initiative.
“So, by the special grace of God, we shall soon start the programme in Plateau,” he said.
Emeordi explained that the safety education would be infused into core subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Science and Technical Education, among others.
“Government doesn’t need to employ new teachers to teach safety education, but teachers of these core subjects will be the ones to do it.
“We shall train these teachers who will, in turn, teach the students in the schools,’’ she added.
The Sector Commander called on the state government to support the initiative and the commission in its bid to rid the road of accidents.