Following the President’s directive for tertiary institutions to be reopened next week for continuing students, the Ministry of Education (MoE), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), has begun the second phase of disinfecting all tertiary institutions across the country.

The nationwide exercise kick-started on Friday simultaneously in about five regions.

These were 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 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.

In the Greater Accra Region, tertiary institutions that were disinfected on day one of the exercise included Accra Polytechnic University, West End University, Dominion University, Islamic University, Kings University College among others.

Open spaces of these institutions were disinfected in addition to their lecture halls, various faculties, offices, and other facilities.

Addressing the media on the sidelines of the exercise, the Greater Accra Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Ernest Morgan Acquah, disclosed that his outfit was expected to disinfect about eighty-six (86) tertiary institutions in the country.

According to him, his outfit will also complete the national exercise before next week Monday.

In addition to the disinfection, Mr. Morgan Acquah reiterated the need for the students and the authorities in the tertiary institutions to continue observing the Covid-19 preventive measures.

And though he said it was encouraging that the country’s active cases had reduced drastically, he advised that it should not be a reason for “us to lose our guard.”