- A student of St. Paul’s Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi in the Eastern region has died
- He died in a gory accident after a school bus belonging to Kibi SecTech ran over him
- The bus was transporting students after participating in the National Science and Maths Quiz competition
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An 18-year-old student of the St. Paul’s Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi has died in a gory accident.
A school bus ran over Sadick Abubakar while returning to Akyem Maase, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Citing an eyewitness, Starrfm.com.gh reported that Abubakar was riding a motorbike when a taxi cab suddenly stopped in front of the Osiem new lorry station.
The occupant of the cab opened the taxi which Abubakar rammed into and crushed onto the road, falling in front of the oncoming Kibi Secondary Technical School bus.
The bus transporting students after participating in the National Science and Maths Quiz competition ran over him and the motorbike, killing him instantly.
Abubakar’s body has been deposited at a morgue in the area, pending an investigation into the incident by the police, Starrfm.com.gh reported.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that St. Paul Technical School students reportedly confiscated a taxi cab hired by the school’s matron to transport stolen foodstuffs from the school’s kitchen.
In a report sighted on Starrfm.com.gh, the irate students impounded the taxi cab on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
The students of the Akyem Kukurantumi-based school in the Abuakwa North Municipality in the Eastern Region who were armed to the tooth with stones and sticks surrounded the taxi cab with the registration number AS 3074-15 when it attempted transporting the foodstuffs outside the campus.
They deflated all the tyres of the cab. The driver and the matron, named only as Comfort fled and left the car.
A formal complaint has been lodged at the Akyem Kukurantumi Police station by the headmaster, Benjamin Adjabeng.
The alleged stolen food items were made up of nine buckets of groundnut paste, one bag of millet, four boxes of tin tomatoes, three bags of rice, three bags of flour, two bags of sugar, and one large gallon of cooking oil.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) started investigations into the alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School Policy.
In all, 53 schools have been identified by the Ashanti Regional GES directorate as culpable of the said allegations leveled against them.
Some of these schools identified are said to have exchanged the food meant for the students for cash, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.
District directors of education have also been asked to release headmasters, headmistresses, assistant heads, domestic bursars, accountants, and storekeepers who would be invited for the investigations.
Still, on education, a video of a male student being whipped at the Saint Stephens Presby Senior High/Technical School has emerged online despite a ban on corporal punishment in schools by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Students of St. Paul in Akyem Kukurantumi impound matron’s taxi transporting stolen food items from campus
There is no clear information about the infraction that attracted authorities in the school to sanction flogging as punishment for the student.