In recent years, lives and property worth millions of dollars have been destroyed in fire disasters in secondary schools around the world. Cases of fire disasters in Nigerian secondary schools have been experienced in the last decade with increasing frequency and severity. It is therefore necessary to assess the level of vulnerability to fire hazards among urban schools (primary and secondary) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The objectives of this study are to identify direct vulnerability factors to fire hazards in selected schools in Ibidan, determine preparedness levels against fire hazards, compare fire hazard vulnerability levels between public and private schools in the study area, determine risk recovery strategies, and examine the likely challenges of ensuring fire safety among school managers and administrators.
This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme
Inyang, O., (2018) ‘Vulnerability of Urban Primary and Secondary Schools to Fire Hazards: A Qualitative Study in Ibadan, Nigeria’. Student Working Paper No.1