One hundred and seventy seven Private and Public Schools in the Upper East Region have undergone a successful disinfection exercise ahead of the schools reopening.
It would be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 21st address on the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, January 3rd 2021 officially announced the reopening schools.
Regional Vector Control Officer, John Baptist Asinvim addressing a section of pressmen after the exercise hinted the number of schools who have successfully benefited from the exercise.
“Seven(7) tertiary schools, 120 basic schools and 50 senior high schools have been disinfected by our hardworking team in the region” he noted.
Mr Asinvim admonished Ghanaians to take a keen interest in protecting themselves since Government and Zoomlion Ghana Limited alone can not protect them.
Mr. Aboagye Dacosta, an account officer at the Regentrophen College of Applied Sciences(ReCAS) located at Namoo Kansoe in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region commended authorities for the exercise being carried out nationwide.
“This exercise which was taken up by the government to curb this deadly virus is very important and should not be a one-time event he stressed.
The government should take the stand on regular intervals to take up the disinfection exercise” he mentioned.
He further appealed to the Nana Akufo-Addo led government to also take a look at helping the private sectors grow as well with infrastructure and financial.
They urged government to also help private universities to also get the numbers to be able to run as an institution.
Mr. Aboagye outlined the steps been taken by the management of the school to help the government in the fight against the virus.
“As such the management of the school has encouraged all staff and students to adhere and practice the health such as social distancing, wearing of face masks and other protective manners”.
The exercise which started on the 6th January 2021 saw tertiary schools like
St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Regentrophen College of Applied Sciences(ReCAS), C.K Tedam University of Technology And Applied Sciences( CKT-UTAS) being disinfected.
Senior high school, basic school and junior high school includes Bolgatanga Technical Institute, Akantome Primary School and Akantome Junior High School respectively.
It is expected that kindergarten, Primary, Junior High both in private and public schools will go back to school on the 15th January 2021 with the Senior High Students from Form 1 (one) starting class from the 10th. Their seniors who are in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will, however return to school from 18th January.