Mrs. Felicia Asamoah Danquah, the Headmistress of the Kumasi-based KNUST SHS has explained further the incident leading to the demise of the Akufo-Addo graduate.
According to the Headmistress, the school management after treating the deceased Leonard Sam, a final year business student for first aid had no option but to leave him to his fate because his parents had said they were on the way to take him away from the school.
Mrs. Felicia Asamoah Danquah in an interview with the Accra-based Angel 102.9 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org said “We called his parents and they told us that they would come and take him away; in circumstances like this, we do not have authority over the students so we had to wait for the parents to arrive”
“one of the teachers went to a pharmacy to buy him medicine for ulcer when we saw his condition was deteriorating”, she added
The Headmistress told Captain smart “I wouldn’t have granted interviews concerning the death of the student if I had gone contrary to the wishes of the parents by taking the late Sam to hospital for treatment.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has however interdicted her after she was accused of negligence by her students who following the death of their colleague vandalized her car and also destroyed some school properties.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org said Regional Director of Education in the Ashanti Region will take over her duties.
Meanwhile, KNUST SHS are expected to resume academic activities which was the main reason why President Akufo-Addo reopened school for the final year and form 2 Gold track students in Senior high schools.