Books on road safety distributed to schools in AR

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has made available 8,000 textbooks on road safety alongside 2,000 teachers’ guide for distribution to selected basic schools across the Ashanti Region.

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National Road Safety Commission

These were printed with funding from the World Bank under the Transport Sector Project.

National Road Safety CommissionMr. Samuel Obeng Asiamah, the Regional Manager of the Commission, handing over the books and teaching manuals to the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Kumasi, said it was part of deliberate efforts at helping to protect children – prevent them from getting knocked down by vehicles.

It is estimated that children below the age of 16 constitute 23 per cent of pedestrians killed annually through road traffic crashes in the country.

The NRSC, he said, was determined to work hard to reverse the trend and to make the roads safe for motorists, travelers and pedestrians.

He said it had already held a trainers workshop for teachers and School Help Education Programme Coordinators for efficient use of the manual and textbooks to achieve the intended purpose.

Mr. Kwesi Essou Nunoo, the Kumasi Metropolitan Deputy Director of Education (Human Resource), who received them said it was a right step.

He said there could be no illusion that this would go a long way to reduce road traffic fatalities.

By Kingsley Sosu Mintah, GNA

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