Kano State Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Saturday launched the distribution of Personal Protective Equipments to 538 public and private schools across the state, ahead of their resumption for WASSCE examination.
In his speech during the occasion held at Mairo Tijjani Girls Secondary School, the Governor represented by his Deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said the exercise is a fulfillment of a promise made by the Ganduje administration to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
“Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has promised that all Teachers,Non-teaching staff and students are protected from the scourge, that is why we are distributing the PPE’s to the schools across the State, Gawuna explained.”
According to him all the 538 schools would be provided with Face masks, Hand sanitizers and Infrared Thermometers, about which he charged the schools authorities to use judiciously.
The Governor however called on parents to complement the government’s effort by also donating the PPE’s to the schools as part of measures of curbing the spread of the dreaded disease.
Earlier, the Commissioner Of Education, Alh.Muhammad Sanusi Kiru said Kano is the only State in the country taking full responsibility of providing such materials to the schools.
“27,464 Students are eligible to write WASSCE examination in the State and the government has made adequate provision of PPE for them, Kiru said.”