Knust SHS headmistress asked to step aside over death of final year student

Knust SHS headmistress asked to step aside over death of final year student

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that, the headmistress of the Knust SHS in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, has been interdicted over the avoidable death of the final year student of the school.

Ina news release from the Ghana Health Service sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Headmistress, Felicia Asamoah Dankwa should step aside with immediate effect.

The Regional Director of Education in the Ashanti region has been asked to take over the administration of the school.

Knust SHS headmistress asked to step aside over death of final year student

Knust SHS headmistress asked to step aside over death of final year student Source: UGC
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that male student from KNUST Senior High School died.

His death sparked protests on campus by his fellow students on Tuesday night, 7 July. Armed police officers were later called in to restore order.

According to a news report monitored by YEN.com.gh on Onua TV, the student identified as Richard Leonard Sam started complaining of stomach pains since Monday, July 6, 2020, but was left to his fate for hours in the care of his fellow pupils amid COVID-19 fears.

Footage widely shared on social media captured the student surrounded by his colleagues as he writhed in pain.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Worried parents storm Accra Girls SHS to take their wards home

According to some students who spoke to pressmen, the teachers reportedly told his mates not to get close to him for fear of being infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and didn’t even attempt to offer him any help.

In other news, scores of parents stormed the Accra Girls Senior High School in Accra to pick up their wards to the house.

Their actions come after six students of the school were confirmed to have tested positive and subsequently picked up to isolation facilities.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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