As basic and senior high schools (SHSs) get ready to reopen on Friday, January, January 15, the Vector Control Officer, Eastern Region, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Mr Maxwell Agbosu, has indicated that the safety of pupils and students is a collective responsibility of stakeholders in the midst of the new coronavirus diseases (Covid-19).
According to him, government was playing its part through the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) and waste management expert, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), by disinfecting basic and SHSs and tertiary institutions across the country.
Mr Agbosu made the observation when his outfit took its ongoing mass disinfection and fumigation exercise to basic and SHSs and tertiary institutions in the Eastern Region.
In all, Zoomlion is expected to disinfect about one hundred and forty-two (142) SHSs (vocational & technical schools inclusive), twenty (20) tertiary institutions and over two thousand basic schools in the region.
Zoomlion, he reiterated, will continue to do its part in the nation’s fight against Covid-19.
In this regard, Mr Agbosu called on heads of institutions to put measures in place to complement the government’s efforts as they collectively work to combat the spread of the virus.
For his part, the Public Relations Officer of Bright Senior High School, Dr Isaac Asare, revealed that private institutions least expected government support in the midst of Covid.
According to him, government’s support since the outbreak of the virus in March 2020 had been tremendous and needed to be commended and appreciated.
“The government’s continuous support for private schools is worth appreciating and encouraged all to join in the fight against the pandemic,” he said.
Dr Amare also pointed out that his school had also prepared adequately receive the pupils.
“We have engaged the various housemasters to ensure students comply with all laid down protocols relating to Covid-19.”
…And we have s well asked parents to provide their wards with nose and face masks and sanitisers as they bring them to school,” he said.
He, however, appealed to the central government to ensure that the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) come on time.
On physical/social distancing protocol, he indicated that number of students would be reduced to twenty-five (25), adding that every classroom would have a Veronica bucket with soap and sanitisers and strict compliance to all the protocols.
Some of the schools that benefited from exercise were Pope John Senior High School, Bright Senior High School, Frihans Educational Complex and Kings Preparatory School.
School authorities (both basic and senior high schools–SHSs) in the Eastern Region have pledged their support their support effort of government contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The assurance was given by various heads of basic and SHSs when waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), took the fourth phase basic and SHSs disinfection in the Eastern Region
The exercise was aimed at getting the schools ready for reopening on Friday, January 15, 2021.
At Bright Senior High School, the Public Relation Officer (PRO), Dr Isaac Asare, assured parents of his school’s resolve to cooperate with government to ensure the safety of students, teaching and non-teaching staff members.
He noted that his school had mobilised enough funds for the purchase of extra Covid protective materials to ensure the safety of students.
Some of the schools were disinfected included Pope John Boys Secondary School, Bright Senior High School Frihans Educational Complex and King Jesus School.
The Vector Control Officer, Eastern Region, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), assured the country of his outfit’s commitment to continue collaborating with the government to battle Covid-19
He urged the schools in the region to complement the government’s effort by enforcing the Covid protocols.
According to him, a total of over 2,162 schools stand to benefit from the exercise.
He revealed that out of the 2,162, 2,000 are basic schools, 142 being SHSs and 20 tertiary institutions including vocational and technical institutions in the Eastern Region.
The exercise saw the disinfection of all school facilities including touchable surfaces and open spaces.