Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, Bayelsa Command, at the weekend urged the stakeholders and teachers to actualise the implementation of youth safety education in primary and secondary schools.
The Sector Commander, Mr. Vincent Tonye Jack made the call in Yenagoa at a one – day sensitisation/stakeholders forum, christened ‘the implementation of youth safety education in Primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa State.’
Jack said, the concept of this education was to mitigate the menace of Road Traffic Crash, RTC, in the country, stating that enlightenment was one of the ways to educate the motoring public.
He said, “in furtherance of this goal therefore, Management had approached the National Council on Education and the Joint Consultative Committee on Education to include road safety as a subject to be taught in our schools.”
The whole idea, according to him, was to catch them young, so that children can grow up to be a better road users which will translate to less RTC.
Stressing further, he said the ball was now in the court of the FRSC to ensure this laudable initiative bear fruit, hence it was in line with the objective that the desk officers were appointed to midwife the novel idea and to ensure its success.
He noted that, the Corps Marshal were appointed by the desk officers to monitor the schools, playing the role of teaching Road Safety, report rendition, serve as middlemen and to advocate and relate to the agents.

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