About 20 Alarammas and owners of tsangaya schools from Bichi and Tsanyawa Local Government Areas were Thursday trained on Covid-19 and the importance of the vaccination.
The event which was held at Bichi Local Government was organized by Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD) and supported by the McArthur Foundation to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus amongst students of Almajiri School.
Some of the Alarammas disclosed that prior to the training, they thought the vaccines were forced on them for a sinister motive.
One Muhammad Sule Muhammad who runs a tsangaya (Almajiri School) said he is now ready to take the vaccine and practice safety measures in his school to prevent the disease and/or it’s spread.
He said many of them were skeptical about the content of the vaccine, however with this new found knowledge that it is harmless, many like him will be ready for it.
Alaramma Muhammad promised to apply what he has learnt in running his tsangaya.
Also speaking, the facilitator of the program, Salisu Sadisu said the trainings have been yielding positive results so far, adding that it is important to train them given the false inormation circulated about the disease.
He said many of the alarammas got clarity as to what and how to approach the Coronavirus issue.
Sadisu expressed hope that by the end of the training in Kano, all tsangaya schools and their alarammas would be equipped with the correct information on Covid-19 and its preventive measures.
Meanwhile, Kano State government said it has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 1,129,556 eligible persons in the ongoing mass vaccination.
State Immunisation Officer (SIF) Shehu Abdullahi revealed this at a one day media orientation workshop on COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign held in Kano.
According to him, to 810,798 eligible persons received first dose of the vaccine while 228,666 received the second dose, while 90,092 persons have received booster dose.
According to him the state is targeting to administer COVID-19 vaccine to 7.3 million residents by the end of January.
The top five performing local government areas according to Shehu include Kumbotso, Tarauni, Kano Municipal, Garun Malam and Warawa.
However, vaccination is yet to commence ar Tsanyawa, Rimingado and Kabo local government areas.