The Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum has announced that, the untimely death of the final year student at the KNUST Senior High School in Kumasi is most unfortunate.
According to him, investigations is in progress, finding out on the matter.
He added that, those who neglected their duty leading to the death of the student will be punished.
Rumours indicated that, the student was left to die as a result of fears that he might have contracted Covid-19.
In a video, the student is seen sitting on a table and being supported by four male students while he suffered for breath.
Some of the teachers watched and stood aside unconcerned as the student’s life gradually left his body over fears he had Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the Regional Director of Education has reported to KNUST Senior High School where the sudden incident happened.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, monitored by www.bibinionline.com, he however said that the student’s death was not related to Covid-19.
Dr. Adutwum assured parents that the situation is under control.
“We understand that, in the midst of all the anxiety, it is difficult for students to learn, but counselors are on-site now looking at ways that they can help the students recompose themselves and begin the preparations ahead,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo allowed final year Senior High School and Junior High School students to return to school last month purposely to prepare for their final exams.
However, it is unfortunate this had to happen as a result of their preparations.
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