Niger spends N181m on sanitary items for schools
As schools reopened for another academic session after the Coronavirus pandemic lock down, the Niger state has distributed sanitary items to primary and junior secondary schools in the state.
The items, which are worth N181million were distributed by the state Universal Basic Education Board and handed over to representatives of various schools in the state.
According to Chairman of the board, Dr Isah Adamu, the items will be distributed to across the 3,124 schools.
He said the gesture was to encourage the schools on the need to comply with COVID-19 measures during school activities.
Adamu emphasized the state government’s stand on the school resumption that pupils of primaries one to three in public schools would attend morning classes, while pupils in primary four to six would attend afternoon classes in line with COVID-19 protocol.
The Chairman also warned officials of government owned schools across the state on the need for proper monitoring of compliance of the COVID-19 measures.
He, however, disclosed that officials of the board and ministry of education have been deployed to monitor the utilization of the items given to the schools while anyone found diverting the items would be dealt with accordingly.
Niger state government has announced the reopening of all basic and post-basic classes of private and public institutions for third term of 2019/2020 academic session on the October 4, 2020.