- Koku Anyidoho argues the NPP's Free SHS policy is the cause of the outbreak of meningitis in schools
- He says the Educational Minister must pay heavy price for lives lost in various SHS in the country
A top member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is asking bereaved family of students who have died from meningitis to go and dump the dead bodies of their wards at the house of Educational Minister.
According to the NDC man, parents of the dead students must register their full displeasure by depositing the corpses at Mathew Opoku-Prempeh’s house.
Speaking on Accra-based Adom FM on Thursday, the NDC deputy General Secretary insisted that the premature implementation of government's Free SHS programme is the cause of the outbreak of the deadly diseases in schools.
“The parents of the dead children must carry the coffins containing the dead students and deposit them at Napo’s doorstep, they should go and hand the dead body to him and demand that he produces their children for them,” Koku Anyidoho stated.
Koku Anyidoho who was clearly not happy about recent development argued that, the Akufo-Addo-led government must be blamed for the cause of recent deaths in the schools.
He also added that the Free SHS policy was poorly executed and hence demanded the educational minister be sacked immediately.
“I think he has not done enough and every serious government should by now have done away with him, the arrogance is too much, he should be sacked immediately,” he angrily said.
The outbreak of H1N1 has created serious health concerns in some second cycle schools in the country.
About four students from Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) lost their lives a few days ago due to the outbreak of the disease.
Some students in Damango SHS, Bawku SHS and other High Schools in the Northern part of the country also suffered from a meningitis outbreak
The H1N1 and the meningitis outbreaks have been attributed to overcrowding especially in the many Senior High schools.
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