The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has continued to expand its network on Disaster Risk Reduction strategy with a view to reducing the rate of disaster occurrence and the huge amount spent during emergency interventions annually. Disaster education is considered a functional, operational and cost effective tool for risk management which the Agency has sustained over the years.
Recently, the NEMA South East Zonal office in a bid to ensure that our institutions of learning are safe and secured from man induced hazards (terrorism, armed conflicts, banditry, kidnapping, road crash), and natural hazards (flooding, windstorm), has supported the Federal Ministry of Education in training over 50 teachers at a 3-Day workshop that was organized for Secondary school teachers in South East Geo-political Zone on “Education in Emergencies (EIE) Strategies, School Safety and Security” at Toscana hotel.
The areas of focus are: Reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience, Getting ready for and reducing the impact of both natural and man-induced hazards, Identification and management of risk and Practical first aid treatment for an injured person.
During the workshop, the NEMA South-East Team presented papers/lectures on Disaster Risk Reduction; its Relevance in the Protection of Education and Activities/Simulations on Emergency Preparedness and Response as a lifestyle.
At the end of the programme, both participants and the organizers took turns to tender their unreserved appreciation to National Emergency Management Agency for their wealth of experience. The teachers pledged to cascade the knowledge gathered at their different schools.