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Niger spends N181m on san­i­tary items for schools

- From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Minna Nigeria News · Education · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions

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.

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