The exercise is aimed at making the schools safe for reopening as directed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 21st Covid address to the nation.
Among the schools disinfected on the first day of the exercise were Armed Forces Senior High and Technical (AFSHT), Asanteman Senior High School, Islamic Senior High School and Adventist Senior High School, all in the Ashnati Region.
At the AFSHT, the Assistant Headmistress in-charge of Domestic, Ms Harriet Hedoti, gave the assurance that the school complement the government’s effort to maintain a safe school environment ahead of the return of students to school.
“This disinfection exercise has been a life saver. We can only be thankful to God Almighty for keeping us safe from contracting the disease and also Zoomlion Ghana Limited, not forgetting the government of Ghana for such an initiative,” MS. Hedoti noted.
While admitting the school has a challenge with classroom space, the Senior Headmistress in-charge Domestic of Asanteman Senior High School, Matilda Gyamera, assured parents of the safety of their children, adding that the school authorities were ready to receive the students.
In addition, she said the school had put in place a Covid-19 team who has been assigned the responsibility of regular updates and reminders of the students to ensure that both students and staff members live in a safety environment.
At the Asanteman Senior High School, the Senior Housemaster, Mr Fordjour Bismark Kwadwo, remarked that though the school had not recorded Covid case, the authorities will not relent on its efforts.
*Disinfection in Oti Region*
In the Oti Region 379 tertiary, senior high and basic schools are benefiting from the exercise which is in preparation for reopening this week and next week.
Schools such as the Jasikan College of Education, Kajebi Asato SHS, Nieman SHS and some basic schools in the Oti Region are benefiting from the exercise which follows a directive from the president Nana Akufo Addo in his 21st COVID-19 update to Ghanaians.
Regional Manager for ZOOMLION Ghana limited in Oti Region Daniel Owusu Ansah disclosed that, 348 basic schools, 2 tertiary institutions and 29 SHSs will be disinfected in the region.