Coupled with the general challenges facing senior high students across the country, bed bug influx of dormitories is another headache that students in the Sagnerigu District in the Northern Region are battling.
According to a student of Kalpohini SHS who spoke to Joy News, some of them have to sleep on the floor in the dormitory because of lack of space and that is already an inconvenience.
But to add to that, “there are some insects call bedbugs and they worry us a lot which disturbs our sleep at night and makes us very uncomfortable” she said.
District Chief Executive for Sagnerigu, Mariam Iddrisu told Joy News that her office is aware of the menace and has instructed the District Coordinating Director to work with the regional authorities to fumigate Kalpohini SHS and three other schools affected.
“We are taking an immediate action to spray all four secondary schools that fall within the district because Kalpohini was reported but it’s not the only one affected by the bed bugs”, Mad. Iddrisu said.
According to the authorities, the other schools affected by the bedbug invasion are; Tamale SHS, Northern School of Business and Business SHS all in the Sagnerigu District of the Northern Region.
Meanwhile, Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia says the government has taken note of the initial challenges bedeviling the Free SHS policy and will continue liaising with stakeholders to find a lasting solution.
He was speaking at the Speech and Prize-giving day of Mfantsipim School in the Central Region.