Reopening Of Schools On October 5 - Disinfection Of 185 Senior High Schools Underway In Bono Region

Zoomlion Disinfection Of 185 Senior High Schools Zoomlion Disinfection Of 185 Senior High Schools

The disinfection of 185 Senior High Schools (SHSs) located in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, is underway.

The disinfection, which is another phase to make campuses of these schools safe before the reopening of schools on October 5, is being undertaken in both public and private schools.

It follows a similar exercise three months ago, when restrictions on social gathering were lifted by President Akufo-Addo to allow for final year students to write their exit exams.

These disinfections is a collaboration between the government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

Yesterday's disinfection started from the Sunyani Senior High School (SUSEC) where the administration block, the classrooms , the library and dormitories, were all disinfected by a team of Zoomlion sprayers.

Speaking to Journalists after the disinfection, the headmaster of SUSEC, Michael Nsiah-Agyepong, gave the assurance that the school has put in place adequate measures to safeguard the students from contracting the dreaded covid-19.

Among the measures he outlined, are the veronica buckets, soap for washing of hands and the strict wearing of nose mask in the school.

The disinfection which also involved basic schools, saw the team of sprayers go to the Holy Spirit primary school at Fiapre in the Sunyani West district, from where the assistant headmaster, Vincent Ayisi, expressed the wish that the disinfection could be undertaken on a monthly basis because of its benefits.

At the Notre Dame Senior High School, the assistant headmistress, Mrs Veronica Amponsah, recounted the benefit of an earlier exercise which helped in eradicating bedbugs which used to be a problem.

Other schools that were disinfected were the St James Seminary, the SDA Chirac, Sacred Heart and Odumaseman Senior High Schools among others.

On her part, the Zoomlion General Manager for the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, Mrs. Esther Abayeta-Asadoo, said although there have been initial challenges with having access to schools, the exercise has been undertaken to cover all relevant areas of the beneficiary schools, including their assembly halls and sick bays.

Over 2,100 basic schools she noted, would be disinfected in this current exercise ahead of reopening for basic schools next year.

Source: By Patrick Biddah/