Some students of the Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Senior High School (KNUST SHS) following a sudden death of their colleague on Tuesday, July 7 staged a demonstration against the management of the school.
Information gathered by Georgeweb.org from the school indicates that the management refused to attend to the deceased who had an ulcer and was not feeling over fears that he had contracted the deadly novel coronavirus consequently leading to the death of their mate.
The concerned students on this account staged a demonstration to register their displeasure with the school management.
They during the demonstration vandalized the headmistress’ car among other properties of the KNUST SHS.
However, the police were deployed to the school premised to calm the nerves of the upset students.
One of the students recounted that “the senior housemaster told his [the deceased boy’s] friends to leave him alone. He told them to sanitize their hands and asked them why they were holding the boy and gave them a plot to weed [as punishment].”
Another student continued that “The headmistress herself came to stand in front of this boy and the boy was rolling on the floor for more than four hours. They couldn’t call any car to take him to the hospital.”
They also accused the headmistress of not responding to the situation with urgency.
Following the tension in the school, a team of police personnel have been stationed on the KNUST SHS premises to maintain calm.