Ahead of schools reopening in Jigawa state, DFID funded project “Lafiya Project” in collaboration with state government has trained over 180 school principals on the Infection, Prevention and Control of coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the opening session of the trading workshop, the state commissioner of education, science and technology, Dr. Lawal Yunusa Dazomo, said the state government is always ready to collaborate with partners in tackling the coronavirus pandemic and other health, social and economic challenges in the state.
He said, the training of the school managers is timely, and would enhance their capacity to properly use the personal protective equipment provided by the state government ahead of the full school reopening.
According to him, measures taken by the state government is yielding fruitful results as no single case has been reported in the state in the last two month, while all the school opened for final year students remain safe.
Speaking at the occasion, the representative of the Department for International Development (DFID), who is also the state’s team lead of the Lafiya programme, Dr Abdullahi Maiwada, said a total of 180 senior secondary school’s principals and education managers were participating in the training workshop.
Maiwada explained that the DFID under Lafiya project, has organized the training aims at increasing the knowledge of the participants on the Inspection prevention and control of Covid-19.
“We choose to train you because your are critical stakeholders in fight against coronavirus in the society. There are thousands of students under your custody and any negligence from your side is dangerous.”
He said Lafiya programme is a project working on education, health and human development sectors funded by the DFID in five state and Jigawa state inclusive.