Headmistress of Nsawam Senior High School (SHS) in the Eastern Region, Ms. Gladys Asiedu, has appealed to the government to fast-track the completion of a new building facility for the school at new location on the Nsawam-Aburi road.
She said the need to complete the building has become necessary due to the increasing number of students posted to the school each year. The situation, she said continue to put pressure on the limited facilities, something she said was not in the best interest of the students.
Ms. Asiedu made the appeal when waste management giant Zoomlion Ghana Limited in partnership with the Ministry of Education fumigated the school against bedbugs which have become nuisance in senior high schools across the country.
The headmistress noted that the delay in the completing work at the school’s new site was having adverse effects on both the students and academic work.
Also, she appealed to the government to give the school a new bus, indicating that the old one has become rickety very risky get on the road.
“A new school bus will assist in bringing students early to school, especially since many of them live far away from the school,” Ms Asiedu noted.
She has meanwhile commended the government and Zoomlion for the initiative to fumigate SHSs against bedbugs.
The exercise, she said, would save the school some 3,000 cedis; an amount she said is spent every academic year to fight bedbugs.
The school had all its facilities at both the old and new sites fumigated. These included dining hall, classroom blocks, staff common room, science laboratory, library among others.
Earlier, Zoomlion disinfected the Nsawam National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) office, as part of measures to contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus—COVID-19.