Kwara State Government has today doled out a total number of 65,000 face masks to students in exit class ahead of their resumption.
Recall that the Federal Government announced that students in exit class would resume August 4 in order to partake in the senior secondary school certificate examinations organized by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
These face masks were handed over to the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Bisola Ahmed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi for onward distribution to students.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Rafiu Ajakaye made this disclosure, noting it was part of the efforts of the administration to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Kwara State Government on Monday gave out 65,000 face masks for distribution across schools ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of students preparing for the secondary school certificate examinations.
“The face masks are to be distributed to senior secondary class three (exit) students as part the government’s efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission in Kwara State.
“This is the first phase as we are also giving out sanitisers while the ministry of education, working with the committee and stakeholders in the sector, has been mandated to ensure that safety rules are adhered to.”
Speaking, Ahmed said the government is making every effort to adhere strictly to the preventive measures as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education for the safety of our students, assuring Kwarans that the face masks will get to the affected students across the state.