As part of its efforts to protect the people against the deadly Corona Virus, Ekiti State Government has commenced the distribution of hand sanitizers to the public primary and secondary schools in the state.
The State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology Evang Foluso Daramola, who supervised the distribution of the items to the first set of schools in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, called on School Administrators to ensure that the sanitizers were used solely for the purpose they were meant.
Mr Daramola assured that Government would leave no stone unturned in its effort to steer the deadly disease away from the state.
He however appealed to parents and guardians of the pupils to keep sick children away from school, adding that rather, urgent medical attention should be sought for such children. He also advised parents to call the emergency no 112 should they suspect their wards showing any sign of flu. He appealed to teachers and parents to imbibe the act of proper hand washing everytime they touched surfaces and visited the lavatories. He added that those who had the habit of touching their mouth, eyes, nose and ears with their hands should stop hence forth.
In a related development, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology has paid a condolence visit to the family of a late Student of Ado Community Grammer School, Isiaka Tolani, who died last month.
The student who was a Junior Secondary School 3(JSS 3) student died during the preparatory training for the school’s inter-house sports.
The Commissioner, prayed that God should grant the family of the late student the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and that God should put an end to such an untimely death among the youth in the State.
He disclosed that the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who also shared in the moment of grief of the family had made some money available to the parents of the late student to cushion the effect.
On the entourage of the Commissioner during his visit to the residence of the deceased were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Mr James Owolabi, Directors in the ministry, the School Principal, Mr Anjorin Oluwafemi and Staff of Ado Community Grammar School.