- About 11 KUMACA students have died since this year from an unknown disease
- Concerned parents have besieged the school to withdraw their wards
- Government plans to shut down the school by the end of the week
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Deputy Minister for Education, has disclosed that the Kumasi Academy will be closed down by the end of the week following the deaths of about 11 students this year.
In this week alone, about six students have died as a result of an unknown disease, while 25 more are said to be on admission at the KNUST hospital.
According to a Kasapafmonline.com, Dr. Adutwum said the school will be closed after an inspection of the premises by the government.
He however, asked the parents who trooped to the school to withdraw their wards, to send them back to receive the antibiotics that are being prescribed for the students on campus.
The cause of the deaths still remain unknown, as meningitis has been ruled out by medical researchers at the Noguchi Memorial Centre for Medical Research.
Meanwhile, the member of parliament for the South Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, Rockson Dafeamekpor, has advised the parents of the deceased KUMACA students to sue the school authorities for their negligence.
According to him, the parents have been betrayed, as they entrusted their wards to the school to take care of them and the management failed.
“Someone has to answer for these deaths because the parents were assured that their wards would be safe in the school but the contrary has happened,” Mr. Dafeamekpor stated.
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