Madam Gladys Asiedu, the Headmistress of Nsawam Senior High School (SHS) has urged the Government of Ghana (GoG) to speed up the construction of Nsawam SHS new school facilities at Okobeyeyie on the Nsawam-Aburi road.
She said this has become necessary amid the rising number of day students in the school.
She added that the constantly growing number of students admitted annually continues to endeavor pressure on the facilities at the old school.
Madam Gladys Asiedu made this appeal during her school turn of the national fumigation exercise sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) against bedbugs which have been troubling students in almost all Senior High Schools nationwide.
The national fumigation and disinfection exercise successfully ended on May Day (Friday, May 1, 2020).
The Headmistress raised a concern that the delay in the completion of works at the school’s new site was having negative influence on both students and academic works.
Moreover, she pleaded for her school to be given a new school shuttle, stressing that the current bus has become unsafe and hence very risky to ply on the roads.
“A new school bus will help in bringing students early to school since the majority of them live far away from the school” she noted.
She applauded the government for and Zoomlion for the initiative to disinfect and fumigate Senior High Schools nationwide for the benefit of students.
She estimated that the fumigation exercise will save her school an amount of GHC3000.00 which they use to battle bedbugs.
During the disinfection exercise, the school had all its facilities at both the old and new sites fumigated. These included a dining hall, classroom blocks, staff common room, science laboratory, library among others.