Mrs Etem Edet, the Principal, Army Day Secondary School, Eburutu Barracks, Calabar, has commended Child Care and Adult Protection Initiative (CCAPI) an NGO, for donating a sick bay for first aid treatment to the school.
Edet made the commendation at the launch of the facility on Wednesday at the school compound in Calabar.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, said the initiative by the CCAPI was commendable and promised that the state government would do everything possible to support it.
The Executive Director of CCAPI, Ms Evelyn Oti, said the organisation was moved by the lack of awareness on school health in the state.
She said CCAPI started its activities in 2014 with sensitisation in public schools, but later discovered that there was no first aid equipment in any of the public schools visited, hence the need to provide sick bay.
She, however, said paucity of fund was the organisation’s biggest challenge and solicited the support of the state government and donor agencies.