The vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has started massive vector control activities in all public senior high schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and Northern Regions.
The exercise is under the auspices of Ministry of Education (MoE) and seeks to see-off bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ants, reptiles, rodents among others which normally prevent effective learning environments for students.
Some Senior High Schools visited in the Eastern, Ashanti and Northern Regions witnessed Spraying Gangs of Zoomlion’s vector control team busily fumigating school dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, offices, staff bungalows, drains, mattresses, chop-boxes among others.
The Headmaster of Ghana Senior High School (Ghanass) in the Eastern Region, Very Rev. Abraham Osei Donkor, expressed his utmost appreciation to the Ministry of Education and Zoomlion for undertaking this important health service.
He said the exercise was timely, especially as students are about to start serious academic work and there is a need to ensure anything that disrupts smooth academic learning is taken care of.
The National Vector Control Coordinator of Zoomlion, Rev. Kwame Addae, in an interview explained that the vector control exercise is being executed by Zoomlion in all public Senior High Schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and Northern Regions.
He said the two-week exercise, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, is to ensure successful implementation of its Free SHS Programme – which includes a conducive learning environment for students.
Some of the students interviewed from campuses in the Ashanti, Eastern and northern Regions respectively expressed their joy for the fumigation exercise.
They lamented their daily interferences from bedbugs in their mattresses, dormitories and classrooms, making it difficult for them to learn. “Our bodies even itch us and cockroaches sometime enter our chop-boxes and our food,” they added.