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Kumaca students death security threat- Minister

The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah says the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA) incident has become a major security threat in the region.

Four students of Kumaca have died from a suspected meningitis after three died under similar circumstances in April this year.

The Ghana Health Service is expected to vaccinate all students of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti region following the death of three of their colleagues in a suspected case of meningitis on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to six.

According to reports, over 20 students are on admission at various hospitals in Kumasi.

Some parents stormed the school today December 5, 2017 to pick their wards from the school saying ‘’It is better for the wards to fail the exams than to stay in the school and die’’.

The minister addressing both students and parents in the school Tuesday appealed to parents to allow their children stay in the school and take the medicine donated by World Health Organization (WHO).

According to him all students of the Kumasi Academy will be vaccinated before they are allowed to go home.

“Is a security threat because the students and parents can organize demonstration against the school and also bad persons can take this as an opportunity and kidnap some of the students.

I’m appealing to all parents to calm down and allow their wards to stay in the school’’.

‘’We will allow the students to go home three days after today. We are also going to fumigate the school” he said.

 

Source: www.abusuafmonline.com/Ghana

 

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