Upon approval, all schools in Kebbi state will reopen by September 21.
Kebbi Government has commenced distribution of sanitisers, face masks and other preventive items of COVID-19 to 2,008 schools ahead of proposed re-opening of schools on September 21.
Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Schools Education, Muhammad Aleiro, who disclosed this yesterday, said the re-opening is subject to approval.
He said the COVID-19 preventive items would be distributed to 1,901 primary schools and 107 secondary schools.
Acting Executive Secretary of SUBEB, Fatimoh Abubakar Udulu, said the distribution of the items was necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 because of the reopening of schools. She said it would ensure both the teachers and pupils were protected.
Director, Quality Assurance at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and Desk Officer of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), Hassan Umar, said the agency had trained school principals, headmasters and teachers on COVID-19 preventive methods.