Zoomlion fumigates senior high schools

BY: Daily Graphic
Zoomlion Spraying Gangs fumigating some mattresses at the Armed Forces Secondary Technical School in Kumasi
Zoomlion Spraying Gangs fumigating some mattresses at the Armed Forces Secondary Technical School in Kumasi

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The Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has started a fumigation exercise in public Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Eastern, Ashanti and Northern regions.

The exercise, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MOE), seeks to rid the schools of bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ants and other insects.
It is also to create a conducive learning environment for students.

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In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the National Vector Control Coordinator of Zoomlion, Rev. Kwame Addae, said the two-week exercise would ensure the successful implementation of its free SHS programme.


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He said the Zoomlion team would fumigate dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, offices, staff bungalows, drains, mattresses, chop boxes and other facilities in the various schools.
Mr Addae said the exercise would be extended to other schools nationwide, adding that the goal of Zoomlion “is to help the government create a conducive atmosphere for students to learn.”

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Some students from the beneficiary schools expressed their joy for the fumigation exercise.

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They lamented the daily distractions by bedbugs, making it difficult for them to learn.

The Headmaster of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Very Rev. Abraham Osei Donkor, expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Education and Zoomlion for the exercise.

He said the fumigation exercise was timely, especially as students were about to start serious academic work, and as such there was the need to ensure that anything that disrupted smooth academic work was eradicated.