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 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 distracts the 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 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 works and there is the need to ensure that 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 the Northern Regions.
He said the two-week exercise which is to 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 expressed their joy for the fumigation exercise.
They recounted how bedbugs in their mattresses, dormitories and classrooms make it difficult for them to learn.
“Our bodies even itch us and cockroaches sometimes enters our chop boxes and our foods”, one said.