Schools In Sunyani Awaits PPE From Govt After Disinfection

Mr Kwadwo Oppong-Ansu speaking to Journalists after the disinfection Mr Kwadwo Oppong-Ansu speaking to Journalists after the disinfection

By Patrick Biddah

The management of the Sunyani Senior High School is yet to receive the personal protective equipment from government ahead of the reopening of the second cycle schools on January 18, this year.

According to the school, it is already putting in place other measures as part of its preparedness towards the reopening, while it awaits the PPE from government.

Some of the measures includes, provision of hand thermometers, provision of veronica buckets and hand sanitizers .

Disclosing this to Journalists today during disinfection of the school campus, the assistant headmaster in-charge of administration, Kwadwo Oppong Ansu, said the school has been embarking on a cleanup exercise to tidy up the campus.

Disinfection of schools has become necessary, following the announcement and instruction by President Akufo-Addo for schools to resume for academic lessons 10 months after it closure due to the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic.

The government through the Ministry of Education and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, have therefore partnered to undertake the disinfection and fumigation of these schools across the country .

The intention is to destroy all microscopic organisms, including the dreaded corona virus which has killed over 300 Ghanaians and millions across the world.

According to the assistant headmaster, the school will be welcoming over 2,000 fresh and continuing students.

During the exercise, the dining hall, the classrooms, administration block as well the dormitories were all disinfected with World Health Organization approved chemicals.

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer for the Sunyani Municipality, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, who spoke to the media on the state of the cases in the municipality, noted that the strict enforcement of the restriction led to a low infection rate in the area .

She said, the deployment of personnel of the security services did well to ensure that the residents of the municipality observed the safety protocols for which reason the municipality continue to enjoy a low infection rate.

She called on parents to take up the challenge of educating their wards to at all times observe the safety protocols.

Aside the successful exercise at the Sunyani High School, there was a disinfection exercise also at the St. James Seminary, the Olister Senior High and Technical and the Ideal College Senior High Schools all at Abesim.