The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) today Wednesday, July 15, 2020, observed a minute of silence in honour of Leonard Arthur who met his untimely death at the KNUST Senior High School in the Ashanti Region.
The late Leonard Arthur was a final year business student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School
According to media reports, the management of the KNUST SHS refused to attend the deceased who had an ulcer and was not feeling well over fears that he had contracted the deadly novel coronavirus consequently leading to the death of the late brother.
His colleagues following their mate demise staged a demonstration to register their displeasure of the action of the school management.
They during the demonstration vandalized the headmistress’ car among other properties of the KNUST SHS.
Giving account on the incident 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.”
The Ghana Education Service in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org announced the interdiction of the Headmistress of KNUST SHS, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa over the sudden death of a student at her school.
Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa was accused of negligence by her students who following the death of their colleague vandalized her car and also destroyed some school properties.
The Union at a meeting today observed a minute of silence in honor of the late brother with prayers that his soul rest in peace.