As part of measures to ensure the safety of students ahead of June 29 school reopening and curb the novel disease, over 200 basic schools Tema in the Greater Accra Region have been targeted by the waste management giant to be disinfected.
Seth Appiah Ocran, the managing Director of Zoomlion, Tema Division, speaking to the media on Thursday said the waste management giant has already disinfected all the public schools in the locality, adding that “we are only left with some private schools.
He furthered that in the Tema West Constituency, about 17 basic schools were disinfected with respect to President Akufo-Addo’s directive for all basic schools across the country to be disinfected before reopening date-Monday June 29.
Among other schools disinfected on Thursday were Young Scholars International School, Good Shepherd International School, Azure International School, Apex Community School among others.
However, the Managing Director said the absence of some school heads during the exercise was their only problem even though the various heads of schools were informed about the exercise.
“The absence of some of the headmasters/mistresses sometimes delayed the exercise, but I must admit that generally, the heads were cooperative,” the Tema Zoomlion GM said.
“The public schools in Tema are in Communities Two, Five, Klagon, Adjei Kojo areas, and they have all been disinfected,” Mr. Appiah Ocran stated.
The Headmistress of Azure International School, Deborah Okyere, on her part praised the Government of Ghana and the waste management giant for not excluding private schools from the life-saving exercise.
To ensure maximum safety of the students upon reopening the Headmistress urged parents to equip their children with a face mask and alcohol-based hand sanitizers to support the central government’s effort to slow the spread of the novel virus which has claimed at least 95 lives.