Students sitting national examinations will benefit from over 2 million sanitary towels donated by the United States Department of Defence.
Outgoing Early learning and basic education PS Julius Jwan said the donation comes at a time when there’s a need to support girls.
Jwan thanked the donors for what he termed as a commitment to ensure no learner is left behind.
“Last year at such a time we received almost 600,000 sanitary towels, he said.
“This comes at a time when drought is ravaging the country.”
Jwan said a lack of sanitary health provisions could make students miss school.
“We want to ensure that all our learners are comfortable, now that we are only a few weeks into the national exams,” he said.
Jwan warned school heads from donating the towels before national exams.
“Ensure towels are given during the exam period. Let nobody sell them,” he said.
Jwan said parents should be aware that all learners will receive sanitary towels during exams