The Ministry of Education as part of measures to successfully implement the Free SHS programme and ensure smooth academic environment has begun a free fumigation and pest control exercise in all public senior high schools in Ghana.
A visit to some of the schools witnessed spraying gangs busily fumigating dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, bushes, offices, staff bungalows among others to control bedbugs, reptiles, rat, ants, cockroaches among other pests.
Ghana’s waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana limited was seen in these public senior high schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and the Northern Regions respectively busily packing and fumigating student mattresses, chop boxes and trunks.
The National Vector Control Coordinator of Zoomlion, Rev. Kwame Addae who was shuttling in between the schools with his team to monitor and execute the exercise explained that Zoomlion and other contractors have been engaged to undertake the exercise in all Public Senior High Schools in the country.
He pointed out that the scope of work includes general fumigation and pest control exercise against bed bugs, flies, reptiles, rodents and underground sewerage treatment of pest among others.
Headmasters of the schools expressed their excitement over the exercise and indicated that an effective learning environment cannot exist with bed bugs and pest everywhere.
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