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Unattended sick student dies at KNUST SHS, sparks protest among students

Some students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Senior High School (KNUST SHS) are protesting against school authorities following the death of one of their colleagues.

According to the students, their colleague who died was left unattended to despite indicating he was sick.

The students said the victim had ulcer and school authorities failed to provide adequate care for him because they thought he had contracted coronavirus.

The students later on Tuesday evening began demonstrating to register their displeasure with the school authorities.

During the protest, they vandalised the headmistress’ car.

It took the intervention of police personnel who were deployed to the school to help maintain calm.

One of the students recounted that “the senior housemaster told his [the deceased boy’s] friends to leave him alone. He told them to sanitise their hands and asked them why they were holding the boy and gave them a plot to weed [as punishment].”

The students also accused the headmistress of not handling the situation with any urgency.

“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.”

According to Accra based Citi FM, all attempts to reach school authorities have proven futile.

A team of police personnel have been stationed on the school’s premises to maintain calm.

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