The Headmasters of some Senior High Schools in the Volta Region commended the Ghana Education Service and the waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the fumigation exercise.
According to them, the decision by the two partners to undertake the exercise was on time as most of them had to battle with bedbugs that had been a nuisance over the years.
On day two of the exercise, about 98 schools in various districts across the region were fumigated.
The Assistant Headmaster of OLA Girls Senior High School, Pious Aweonam, said the exercise comes as a relief to the school especially in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and bedbug infestation.
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He applauded Zoomlion for the motion and petition for the exercise to be conducted occasionally.
‘”The exercise will make the environment suitable for teaching and learning particularly for students when schools are asked to resume”
The Assistant Headmaster of the Awudome Senior High School, Peter Kwame Nambia, urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to embark on the fumigation and disinfection exercise more often as the school battles with bedbugs and other insects due to overcrowding.
He appealed to the Ministry of Education to come to aid the school with infrastructure as it struggles with the increasing number of students admitted each year.
The exercise saw classrooms, dining halls, dormitories, and administrative blocks disinfected and fumigated.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, in April announced for a nationwide exercise to fumigate and disinfect all Senior High Schools throughout the country to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Since it’s launch, over 500 Senior High Schools across four regions have benefited. The fumigation and disinfection exercise is expected to also cover the Northern, Ahafo, and Oti regions.