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Fire safety in curriculum

Salaseini Vosamana
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

THE National Fire Authority has started working with the Ministry of Education for the inclusion of fire safety lessons in the school curriculum this year.

The move is aimed at reducing fire incidents through awareness to students and teachers.

NFA chief executive officer John O'Connor said it was only proper for them to target children on such tips because it would help them in the long run.

"We are working with the ministry to prepare a handbook which teachers will be first made aware of before teaching their students," Mr O'Connor said.

"This is a pilot project under which students in Classes Five and Six will be initially taught and the rest of the students later.

"Our plan this year is to vigorously approach the community to increase our awareness program as we aim to reduce fire incidences in the country."

Mr O'Connor said officers would be working round-the-clock to ensure they visited all villages, settlements, towns and cities with their programs.

Education Ministry permanent secretary Doctor Brij Lal yesterday confirmed the bilateral effort, saying the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) was working with the NFA on the issue.

"The material is being prepared for the teachers and once this is organised, the students will then be taught on such tips in their various schools," he said.





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