Students of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) in Takoradi, will now have the freedom to study as measures have been taken to rid the school of bed bugs that recently invaded the school.
The presence of bed-bugs is reported to have forced authorities of Mawuli and Keta Senior High Schools in Volta Region to postpone re-opening after the Christmas holiday.
The Senior House Master of Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) expressed gratitude to the Old Giants Association of the academic facility for ridding the environment of bed bugs.
Mr Mensah said the fumigation exercise has brought relief to students and the school authorities, thereby facilitating teaching and learning.
The Senior House Master lauded the engineering mechanism used by Jem Intercontinental Services Ghana, the contractors, to rid the school of the blood sucking insects.
Mr Mensah attributed the bugs infestation to lack of discipline on the part of students and congestion.
The Old Giants Association initiated a massive fumigation exercise led by Mr. John Tsimese, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jem Intercontinental Services Ghana Limited.
The estimated GH₵66, 000.00 fumigation exercise was sponsored by the old Giants with the school contributing GH₵ 9,000.00.
Mr Tsimese, the CEO of the Fumigation Company said unsanitary conditions was mainly the cause of the problem.
He could not fathom why heaps of rubbish were left in the dormitories.
The CEO of Jem Intercontinental Services Ghana therefore prayed the school authorities to step up discipline and institute regular cleaning of the environment to avoid a reoccurrence of the phenomenon.
Master Kariya Sharif, a General Arts student of House Five told the GNA: “We can now have a good night sleep and wake up with fresh energy to learn.”
He said students would have to step up discipline and institute regular cleaning of the environment to avoid the incident from happening again.