The Kwara State Government has begun hand washing sensitisation campaign and distribution of materials against Coronavirus (CODIV-19) in schools across the state.
At the flag off, held at Sheikh Abdulsalam Junior Secondary School and United Secondary School, Taiwo Isale, Ilorin, the State Commissioner for Education, Hajia Fatimah Ahmed explained that the government was being proactive against CODIV-19 ravaging the world.
Hajia Ahmed said the government had procured gloves, sanitizers and other materials needed to guarantee hygienic environment and distributed the materials to schools across the sixteen local government areas.
Hajia Ahmed who was accompanied by the Director School Service, Timothy Ogunwole and the Deputy Director, Dr Zainab Balogun maintained that the government would take every measure to avoid the spread of the disease to the state.
She appealed to head teachers and principals in all schools to step up sanitation exercise and promote personal hygiene among the pupils and students to avert Coronavirus and possible outbreak of other diseases.
The Principal, Sheikh Abdulsalam Junior Secondary School, Hajia Zuwerat Aluko, assured the commissioner that the materials would be put to proper use and encourage the students to adhere strictly to the instruction of constant hand washing before entering the classrooms.