Some selected tertiary institutions in the Ashanti region have profited from the ongoing 2nd phase nationwide disinfection of tertiary schools. This follows the President’s directive for tertiary institutions to be reopened next week for continuing students.
The nationwide exercise kick-started on Friday simultaneously in about five regions, including the Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Northern, Western and Ashanti Regions.
The exercise will cover pyrotechnic universities, health facilities in addition to all public and private tertiary institutions, and it forms part of the the central government’s continuous measures at containing the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Final year students of tertiary institutions completed the academic year by writing their final exams on Friday, and that facilitated the exercise.
The exercise in the Ashanti Region kick started on Friday and is a collaboration between the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ghana Education Service (GES), and Zoomlion.
On day one of the exercise in the Ashanti Region, Zoomlion disinfected institutions including Kumasi Technical Universty, Ghana Baptist University College, Christ Apostolic University College, Kwadaso College of Agric, and Christ The Teacher College of Education.
Facilities of these institutions that underwent disinfection were halls of residences, lecture halls, various faculties, administration blocks amongst several others.
The Vice-chancellor of Kumasi Technical University, Eng. Prof. Osei Owusu Achaw in an interaction with the media was full of praise to t he government and other partners for the second round of disinfection in tertiary institutions. According to him, the exercise will help keep the school’s environment safe from the virus.
He disclosed that said the school had put in place adequate safety measures to protect the about 3,000 returning continuing students against the virus. These, he said, included putting Veronica buckets and alcohol-based hand sanitisers at vantage points to be used by the students, and further ensuring that all the Covid 19 protocols are observed .