Kumasi Academy Blame Free SHS for deaths at Kumasi Academy - MP

Mutawakilu Adam believes that the number of students in the school has increased following the introduction of Free SHS.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
play Kumasi Academy
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Member of Parliament for Damongo Constituency in the Northern Region has attributed the mysterious deaths at Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA) to overcrowding as a result of the Free Senior High School policy introduced by the government.

Mutawakilu Adam believes that the number of students in the school has increased and hence there is a spread of illnesses which eventually leads to death.

Eight students have died so far in the school. Four died earlier this year, whilst the other four died in just one week.

READ ALSO: Angry parents besiege Kumasi Academy as student death increase to 8

This has left parents worried. The parents have called on the school authorities to allow them to take their children back home or hold intensified prayers as they suspect the happenings could have spiritual undertones.

play Parents have called on school authorities to allow them to take their children back home

 

Health officials in the Ashanti Region have ruled out Meningitis as the cause of the recent deaths at the school. The officials, however, suspect a bacterial infection in the school.

Speaking on the issue on TV3’s New Day on Wednesday, the MP for Damongo said: “The overcrowding [in the school] might have caused the deaths”.

“It is an epidemic and it is a cause for worry and by now, the Ghana Health Service should have set up an emergency unit in the school. We needed to have an emergency unit there for quick response.”

READ ALSO: Poor ventilation in KUMACA dormitories - Minister

He added: “In the state of panic and fear…you don’t know whether it is as a result of congestion. So it is good parents went in to take their wards. If you have your ward under your care, you can take him to any proper hospital for treatments”.

The NDC MP believes that the situation will have a “psychological effect” on both parents and students.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Investigations Ejisuman SHS students confirm having sex with teachersbullet
2 Photos This teacher’s dedication in teaching ICT is the best thing on...bullet
3 SHS Ranking Here are the best SHS in every regionbullet
4 Watch Video Primary school girl sees laptop for the first time,...bullet
5 National Science and Maths Quiz List of schools that have...bullet
6 SHS Candidates Check out WAEC timetable for WASSCE 2018bullet
7 Mass Failure AG supports call for probe into mass Law School...bullet
8 WASSCE Results 2017 National Science and Maths Quiz...bullet
9 Education In Ghana Top 10 most expensive schools in...bullet
10 AME Zion SHS Man grabbed for spying and taking...bullet

Top Videos

1 Congratulations Aunty Bee of Efiewura fame graduates from University of...bullet
2 Sacrilege 13 Islamic SHS students in trouble for dancing ‘one corner’bullet
3 Outrageous Brawl Female teachers exchange blows over male counterpartbullet
4 Gas Explosion Akufo-Addo speaks on Atomic Junction gas explosionbullet
5 Watch Best WASSCE graduate denied admission to study Medicine at...bullet

Student