Bed Bugs Invade School

Northern Region

The Northern Region is one of Ten regions of the country of Ghana. It’s the north part of the country and is the largest of the ten regions. It covers an area of 70,384 square kilometers.


It’s divided into 26 districts and it’s capital is Tamale. It also offers ideal weather for the Bed Bugs if they can find a host but, with it’s population in the 2010 census reaching almost 2.5 million they won’t have a hard time finding one. In Ghana high school dormitories are being invaded by Bed Bugs.


Bed Bug Infestation

With all 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 some students of Kalpohini SHS who spoke to local news, some of them have to sleep on the floor in the dormitory because of lack of space and that is already an inconvenience.


“There are some insects called bed bugs and they worry us a lot which disturbs our sleep at night and makes us very uncomfortable” students said.



Chief Executive for the District of Sagnerigu, Mariam Iddrisu informed 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.


Immediate action was taken to spray all four secondary schools that fall within the district because they were the only ones reported but, there not the only ones affected by the bed bugs.


Authorities confirmed, that 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. So, this just goes to show us that Bed Bugs can be anywhere and everywhere and we have to be vigilante when it comes to where we rest our heads.



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