Zoomlion embarks on mass disinfection of Senior High Schools awaiting reopening
Zoomlion Ghana Limited in partnership with the Ministry of Education has begun the disinfection of second cycle institutions in the Western Region. This forms part of measures taken by the government to curtail a community spread of the novel coronavirus. The exercise is expected to be carried out in all senior high schools across the country before they reopen for academic work.
It is important to note that the disinfection of schools had been on the schedule of Zoomlion Ghana as a routine activity ever since government took the decision to adopt a phased reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this partnership, thousands of educational institutions, including the security and other government agencies have all been disinfected.
Here in the Western Region, the exercise has already begun.
Vector Control Manager, Mr. Samuel Adu disclosed that about seventy senior high schools in the Western and Western North Region will be disinfected by the team. He added that their objective with the exercise is to ensure a safer learning environment for both students and tutors when they reopen.
“The exercise is to disinfect schools again as there were some students who came to write their final exams and that there will be the need to re- disinfect all the facilities to allow those coming in have that safe environment.”
Mr. Adu entreated students and the public to be cautious in their daily activities adding that; ”the virus is not gone and that urged students and school authorities to observe the protocols and they are going to do their best and disinfect all public places for the disease to go.”
A beneficiary of the exercise on the first day of the disinfection programme, Mr Samuel Acquah, an Assistant Housemaster for Fijai Secondary School, commended Zoomlion for being responsive to the crisis. He noted that things could have gotten worse if they had not partnered government to disinfect schools.
On this note, Mr. Acquah said, the school is positioned to welcome the second year students on campus when the Ministry of Education gives the green light.
“We are now ready to welcome the form 2’s and that previously they observed the COVID 19 protocols with the final year students. We didn’t record any case and that they’re all the cases suspected cases in the school.”