Over one hundred and thirty students from different Secondary Schools across the State have been inducted into the Federal Road Safety Corps club.
By this inauguration, it brings to nine hundred and forty, the number of students who are now members of the club in twenty one secondary schools in the State.
The students selected from eleven secondary schools from the state include students from Burbendorf Memorial Grammar School, Adazi-Nnukwu, Father Aaron Ekwu Memorial Grammar School Amawbia, Capital Secondary School, Awka, Community Secondary School Nimo and many others.
The Sector Commandant, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, Mr Sunday Ajayi, said the import of setting up the clubs at both secondary and primary schools is to inculcate in the young people the consciousness of safety on the roads and use them to reach other young people.
He noted that young people are most endangered groups in road accidents and there is need to teach them different skills to serve as first responders in issues of accidents in their different schools.
In her speech, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha represented by the Director of Schools, Dr Ray Offor, said road safety is the responsibility of everybody and falls within the State Government’s vision of ensuring safety of lives and property.
He said the State Government will continue to support any move that is aimed at reducing crashes on roads.
Some of the Students who were inaugurated as members of the club said the opportunity given to them will help reach more young people in their schools.
The students were later led in an oath of allegiance.