The vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) has started massive vector control activities in all public senior high schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and the Northern Regions.
The exercise, which is under the auspices of Ministry of education (MoE), seeks to rid-off bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ants, reptiles, rodents among others, which normally distract effective learning environments of 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 utmost appreciation to the ministry of education and Zoomlion for undertaking this important health service.
He said the exercise was timely, especially as students were about to start serious academic works and there was the need to ensure that anything that disrupts smooth academic learning was taken care of.
The National Vector Control Coordinator of Zoomlion, Rev Kwame Addae, in an interview explained that the vector control exercise was being executed by Zoomlion in all public senior high schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and the Northern Regions.
He said the two-week exercise, which is under the auspices of the ministry of education, would ensure the successful implementation of the Free SHS Programme, which includes a conducive learning environment for students.
Some of the students interviewed from the campuses in the Ashanti, Eastern and Northern Regions respectively expressed their joy for the fumigation exercise.
They lamented their daily interferences with bedbugs in their mattresses, dormitories and classrooms making it difficult for them to learn.
“Our bodies even itch us and cockroaches sometime enters our chop boxes and our foods,” they added.
Story: Today Correspondent