The Education Ministry has begun a fumigation and pest control exercise in all public senior high schools across the country as ahead of the academic year.
This is part of measures to successfully implement its Free SHS programme to ensure a smooth academic environment.
Officers from Zoomlion Ghana Limited visited some schools in the Eastern, Ashanti and the Northern regions to spray and fumigate dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, surrounding bushes, offices, staff bungalows to control bedbugs, reptiles, rat, ants and cockroaches.
The National Vector Control Coordinator of Zoomlion, Rev. Kwame Addae monitored and executed the exercise explained that the company and other contractors have been engaged to undertake the exercise.
Some of the headmasters expressed their excitement over the exercise and indicated that an effective learning environment cannot exist with bed bugs and pest everywhere.
They lauded the Education Ministry, Zoomlion and other contractors for stepping in to avert some health threats these pests may cause.
Some students said the days of seeing snakes and other reptiles and rodents which causes pandemonium and fears on their campuses are over
They expressed their enthusiasm for the exercise and urged the Education Ministry to regularly undertake fumigation activities in schools.