Kano Govt. to train 4,000 teachers on COVID-19 safety tips

Kano Govt. to train 4,000 teachers on COVID-19 safety tips

The ‎Kano State Government says it has concluded arrangements to train 4,000 teachers on COVID-19 safety protocols, preparatory to the reopening of schools in the state. ‎


Alhaji Danlami Hayyo, Executive Secretary, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said this on Thursday in Kano at the inauguration of a two-day training for 50 master trainers.


He said that the master trainers would train others at the local government level, so as to expose principals, head teachers and teachers in basic and post basic schools to COVID-19 safety protocols.


He said that each of the master trainers was expected to train 90 teachers in each of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.


According to him, the training is being implemented by the board, in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).


Hayyo noted that the training would complement the state government ’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, adding that the aim was to prepare head teachers for a safe reopening of schools. ‎


He said that hand sanitisers, soap and hand washing facilities would be distributed to the schools, in order to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols. ‎‎


Besides, tThe secretary said that the state government had approved N3.2 billion for the construction and renovation of classroom blocks, while N880 million was disbursed to the 44 LGAs for rehabilitation projects in some selected primary schools.


Mr Muhammad Ali, one of the participants, commended the gesture and promised to share the knowledge with others.

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