COVID-19: Zamfara State Speaker Orders Disbursement Of PPEs To Schools

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Schools Resume Work On Monday For Exit Classes – Speaker State Magarya

Ahead of commencement of west African examination certificate (WAEC) scheduled to start next coming Monday 17/08/2020 the state chairperson taskforce on covid-19 and speaker state House of Assembly Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya has directed the disbursement of personal protective equipment to all public schools in zamfara state.

In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Monday and signed by Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, the Secretary Publicity Sub-committee, Zamfara state taskforce on COVID-19 confirmed the development.

Items to be disbursed to the state public secondary schools include 15,000 (fifteen thousand) fecemasks,100 infrared thermometers and 50 cartoons of sanitezers.

Others are 150 wash hand pockets 50 cartoons of different detergents among other personal prorective equipment provided by the state taskforce on prevention and control of corona virus.

Presenting the items to the state commissioner of education today in his office, Speaker Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya represented by the chairman sub -committee on isolation and state commissioner of Health Alh Yahaiya Muhammad Kanoma stated that it is the wish of this committee that all staff and students involved in the examination process are fully protected from the scourge and urged parents to complements state government in this direction.

Additionally, the speaker said all safety guidelines encapsulated in the federal ministry of Health and NCDC protocols on COVID-19 must be observed before, during, and after the conduct of every (WAEC) examination in the state.

Speaker Magarya further revealed that considering the delicate nature of the pandemic the Matawallen Maradun administration in the state is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that no one gets infected with the disease any longer since the state is COVID-19 free at the moment.

He said the personal prorective equipments (PPE’s) are fully provided by the government hense the need to use them for the purpose intended stressing that government will not take it lightly with anyone found misusing them.

Responding shortly after the reciept of the (PPE’s) in his office the state commissioner of Education Ibrahim Abdullahi Gusau PhD expressed happiness with the timely response of the taskforce adding that the materials will go along way in erasing fears in the minds of the parents regarding their children’s possible infection with the disease.

Dr Abdullahi Gusau also expressed his ministry’s gratitude and appreciation by prompt government response on fumigation and decontamination of all public schools currently going on by the ministry of environment and solid minerals of the state.

Areas fumigated according to education commissioner in every school are examination centre,students hostels, classroom blocks, staff quarters as well as sporting arena.

He said attention will be given on boarding schools in the state particularly two regional unity schools of Gummi and kwatarkwashi, two federal unity schools of Gusau and Anka, two command secondary schools of Gusau and Talata-Mafara as wells police command secondary school Gusau.

While expressing satisfaction with the level of preparedness by the state government Dr Spiro called relevant stakeholders to be combat ready in the daunting task ahead of them.

On private schools the education commissioner said the re-opening of their exit classes will be based on total complience with the safety protocols as enshrined by the NCDC guidelines.

The state according to the commissioner is divided into four (4) monitoring and evaluation committees by the state ministry of education with membership drawn from both state ministry of Health and taskforce on COVID-19 -19 in the state.

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