The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is urging sympathy for the entire student body of the Kumasi Academy following recent reports of the death of two students from an unknown cause.
A recent report on graphic.com.gh said four students were reported dead from that school (three deaths reported to have happened on April 1 and another on April 3, 2017).
A release from the Union on Saturday, jointly signed by its President-elect, Frank Amoakohene and Press and Information Secretary-elect, Eric Nana Agyemang, described the situation as worrying.
“It is worrying not only because of the losses but also because of the likelihood of similar future occurrences if attention is not paid to addressing the issue,” the release stated.
“The National Union of Ghana Students, through its Regional SRC bloc would in the coming days roll out a plan in addressing the myriad of issues emerging from the various SHS campuses across the country.
“We at NUGS believe that these young men and women require our absolute commitment towards their well-being, hence the need for our prompt action towards their needs,” the release further added.
Among the issues the Union intends to be raise is the alleged issue of smuggling of food items by school officials at GHANASS, tge reported issues of the closure of the Afia Kobi and Nungua SHS, issues of the suspension of 15 students at Krobo Senior High schools as a result of overstay of exeats and visitation by boyfriends.
“These are worrying developments that we at NUGS would lead the charge towards addressing same,” the release noted.