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 the schools of bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ants, reptiles, rodents among other rodents, reptiles and insects.
The exercise to also create productive learning environments for students.
The vector control team will fumigate dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, offices, staff bungalows, drains, mattresses, chop boxes among others at the various schools they visit.
The Headmaster of Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS) in the Eastern region, Very Rev. Abraham Osei Donkor expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Education and Zoomlion for exercise.
He said it was timely especially as students are about to start serious academic work 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 said the two-week exercise which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education is to ensure the successful implementation of its free Senior High School (SHS) Programme.
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.