The document prescribes the most basic standards that schools and learning centres must have to be declared safe for teaching and learning. lt is a comprehensive tool that highlights all school safety approaches focused on prevention, intervention, and response to issues of safety, security, and violence within and around schools.
The guiding principles for the minimum standards include the ideas that education is a fundamental human right of all those who want to learn; that there should be zero tolerance for violence against children; that education must continue at all times, even during armed conflict; that learning institutions must not be militarised; that high levels of professionalism, uniformity of approach, measurement of results, and strong institutional systems are necessary to create schools that are safe, secure, and violence-free.
Level of Education: School
Lead Organisation: Federal Ministry of Education