(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: The National Traffic Safety Committee, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, organized a meeting of the principals of Asian schools in the State, at the headquarters of the General Directorate of Traffic, yesterday.
The meeting was intended to present the vision and mission of the National Committee on educating traffic safety principles to all members of school family including students, teachers and principals, as well as parents.
Addressing the meet, Dr. Ebtisam Naji, the educational expert at the National Traffic Safety Committee, introduced the committee and its role in reducing the number of deaths and injuries resulting from traffic accidents and pointed to the role of schools in instilling the concepts of traffic safety among students, through curriculum and summer activities.
Dr. Ebtisam Naji also pointed out that the NTSC had issued a general educational curriculum for traffic safety, which was launched and distributed to all schools in Arabic and English in 2013. A guide has been published on pedestrian safety for children from KG level to third grade.
The meeting emphasized the role of the schools in maintaining the safety of its students from traffic accidents near the school and the responsibility of each principal to ensure the availability of traffic signs and speed bumps in school premises along with the allocation of safe pedestrian paths for students.
Dr. Ebtisam also noted the importance of adherence to safety conditions in buses, in terms of the number and age of students and the availability of safety belts for each student. She stressed the importance of encouraging the school to participate in activities such as the traffic week, allocating a day of traffic safety in the school among other steps.