“It is a crime and assault on womanhood, it is un-African and a grievous crime against humanity.
“Our children and teachers cannot continue to learn and impart knowledge in the atmosphere of uncertainty, insecurity, and other forms of threats,’’ he said.
Ekweremadu said the manual, which covered safety tips on terrorism, violent crimes, natural disaster and other emergencies, was necessary following current security challenges and attacks on educational institutions.
He commended the Safe School Manual Project Task Team and their partners for their thoughtfulness and brilliance in pinpointing challenges of safety in the learning environments.
Mr Ike Onyechere, the Chairman, Exam Ethics Marshals International, lamented that schools had become targets of attacks in the country and the world at large.
Onyechere said administrators, teachers, students, pupils and infrastructure were in danger as a result of the activities of the insurgents.
He said the manual outlined general school safety tips for school proprietors, administrators, teachers, parents and students.
Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, President, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria, said the manual came at the right time.
“It is our duty as parents to come together and see how we can help our children, who will be leaders of tomorrow,’’ he said. (NAN)