Waste Management Company, Zoomlion, over the weekend extended its institutional disinfection exercise to the Bagabaga College of Education (BACoE) and the Tamale Technical University (TaTU) in the Northern Region. The disinfection exercise, forms part of prevention measures put in place by the government in dealing with the Covid-19 in public institutions of learning.
In his 15th address on steps taken by the government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, President Nana Akuffo Addo, a week ago, announced August 24th as the reopening date of schools for continuing students in the country’s tertiary institutions, adding that of pre-tertiary, the resumption would be announced after a stakeholders committee deliberation and conclusion had been reached.
Zoomlion which is executing the disinfection of public spaces, has so far disinfected educational facilities; from the basic through secondary to the tertiary level. At the Bagabaga College of Education and the TaTU, where the exercise took place simultaneously, personnel from the company tackled the administrations, the classroom blocks and other facilities to make way for studies to resume on Monday.
Vice-Principal of Bagabaga College of Education, Emmanuel Al-hassan said the disinfection exercise, was an important step to ensuring that the staff and students had conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning. According to him, as managers of the college, they were ready for full and regular studies to resume.
“The college is ready to receive the students interms of allocating them where to stay. The hall tutors have taken into consideration the necessary Covid-19 protocols and in addition, there is a team of medical staff who are prepared to receive the students; take their statistics in terms of temperature and other physical observations’ before allowing them in,” Mr. Al-Hassan added.
Northern Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Peter Dawuni in an engagement with the media, explained that four colleges of education in the region in addition to technical universities and agricultural colleges are being tackled.
“This is the second phase of disinfection of all tertiary institutions in the Northern Region. Apart from the colleges of education, we are disinfecting the Damongo Agric College and Pong Tamale Veterinary College. We are disinfecting the “inner-out” using chlorine based chemicals, which has been proven as the most effective in the Covid-19 and other bacteria fights,” Dawuni assured.
Story by: Nelson Adanuti Nyadror