The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS ) continues to play its part in the fight against the sudden outbreak of swine flu, meningitis and their effect of many deaths across some affected Senior High Schools.
The President, (Leader) Frank Amoakoehene and General Secretary, Kabu Nartey, on Friday joined health officals from the Ministry of Health to vaccinate students and staff of the Kumasi Academy School in the Ashanti Region.
Following the arrival of the H1N1 vaccines in Ghana, the Ministry of Health announced that the vaccination exercise would begin from the Kumasi Academy, the only school that recorded the case, claiming about 4 lives and dozens contracting the diseases subsequently.
According to the health officers at post, the exercise commenced immediately after the vaccines were received. As at 10am, there were over 2,000 students and staff vaccinated.
The two-man delegation interacted with management as well as officials from MOH on how the exercise was progressing. On behalf of the central leadership and the regional leadership of NUGS, they expressed their joy over the development despite delay of the vaccines. They urged the ministry to as a matter of urgency, extend the exercise to affected SHS across the country as well as their environs.
They expressed delight in the community outreach of their volunteers currently ongoing nationwide (Day 3). They stressed on the need for a close partnership between the government and the Union in promoting the educational rights and welfare of Ghanaian students and those studying abroad.
Meanwhile, the delegation presented to management of the school, some legal documents establishing the legitimacy of the current administration led by (Leader) Frank Amoakohene