Kumasi Academy Deaths KUMACA students anointed against ‘spiritual’ deaths

11 students of Kumasi Academy have died in since April 2017. The reason for the death is still not known leaving most parents and students to believe the cause of deaths is spiritual.

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Some pastors of the Ashanti Region branch of Ghana Baptists on Wednesday (December 6, 2017) led students of Kumasi Academy in prayers following the mysterious deaths in the school.

11 students have died in since April 2017. The reason for the death is still not known leaving most parents and students to believe the cause of deaths is spiritual.

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The recent deaths were originally attributed to the outbreak of meningitis. However, tests conducted by health officials ruled out meningitis and pointed to a bacterial infection as the cause. But some parents were convinced the deaths were spiritual.


The Baptist pastors were in the school to pray for the students and anoint them with oil in a move to exorcise the demon in the school.


Head Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church at Kyeyaase, a suburb of Kumasi, Rev Steven Paintsil told Accra-based 3FM that the session was organised with the approval of the school.

READ ALSO: 3 more Kumasi Academy students confirmed dead Tuesday morning

He added that they are doing this to complement efforts of health professionals. Meanwhile, students were taken through the second day of vaccination on Wednesday.


Teachers and some parents were also vaccinated.


Parents, who had come for their wards in the heat of the situation, have agreed to bring them each day for the vaccination programme.

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