- The outbreak of the H1N1 virus has raised concerns among the residents in the Ashanti Regional capital
- The management of KUMACA are to finish work on some uncompleted buildings in the school to help with decongestion in the dormitories
The management of the Kumasi Academy have begun a decongestion exercise in the school’s dormitories, as part of measures to prevent another outbreak of the H1N1 virus among students.
The decision to start the exercise was taken during a meeting between the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Seidu Alidu and the authorities of the school.
According to a report by MyNewsGh.com, the MCE disclosed that there are a number of uninhabited buildings on the school compound, that need urgent renovation in order to house some of the student population.
“There is one uncompleted dormitory that was started by the PTA and we are in constant talks with them and we are trying to finish the second and the third floor and it is our wish that by the time they return to school from the holidays they are fixed.
There is also another library which was started by president Kufuor in the year 2004. We also intend fixing the place temporarily to make it a solution to the immediate problem that we have at hand,” Mr. Alidu said in an interview with Nhyira FM.
He further divulged that the school authorities were waiting on the Ministry of Health to secure the needed vaccines for the virus from the World Health Organization, to administer to the students of the school.
About four students passed away as a result of an outbreak of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus at the Kumasi Academy, while nearly 50 others were hospitalised after being infected.
Some concerned parents withdrew their wards when the news about the outbreak emerged, however they have been asked by authorities of the school to bring their wards for vaccination.
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