As a result of the safety guidelines stipulated for schools reopening, the Universal Basic Education Commission, through the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, has distributed sanitary items to all public primary schools in the State.
Speaking at the presentation, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, said that the Federal and State Governments are determined to be resilient in ensuring the safety of pupils and other stakeholders as the first phase of school reopening commences, noting that the sanitary items funded by UBEC will not only prevent the spread of the virus in schools but help the pupils and teachers stay safe.
While appreciating the Universal Basic Education Commission and Lagos State Government for facilitating and supporting the distribution of the materials, Alawiye-King explained that the Board is also complementing its planned combined learning approach by distributing battery-powered transistor radio sets to pupils for access to the Board’s Interactive Radio Instructional Programme.
The Permanent Board Member in-charge of the co-curricular Department, Mrs. Sherifat Adedoyin, said LASUBEB has put in place necessary safety measures by providing sanitary materials in all public primary schools in order to protect the health and wellbeing of the students, teachers and visitors.
Mr. Alabi Baba Asaju, the UBEC State Coordinator, who represented the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hammid Boboyi, commended the Lagos State Government’s efforts at containing the pandemic and appealed to the Education Secretaries to ensure the proper usage of the materials in all public primary schools.
The distributed items including hand washing liquid soap, sanitisers, basins and buckets, in addition battery-powered radio sets, were given to 60 indigent pupils per Local Government Education Authority to aid participation in the learn at home radio programmes.