The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has accused President Nana Akufo-Addo and his Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh aka NAPO, of mass murder of young students in the country.
In an interview on Top FM on Tuesday, ‘Koku The Bull’, as he is affectionately called, said the current death reports at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region, were as a result of the poor implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy, adding that the President and the education Minister should be blamed for the crisis.
His comment follows a recent statement by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, pleading with Ghanaians to bear with government over the challenges associated with the policy.
According to Koku, “government is punishing students by creating a congested environment in the schools through its massive intake of students under the free SHS policy.”
He therefore called on parents of the deceased to sue the President and his Education Minister.
Meanwhile, latest reports from KUMACA indicate that, as part of efforts to curb the H1N1 Viral Influenza outbreak on the campus, authorities of the school have begun decongesting some of the overcrowded dormitories.
The decision is said to have been taken after a meeting held between the authorities, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, and the Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Seidu Alidu.
The stakeholders intend to complete all abandoned school projects such as a dormitory, library, and an ironing hall to accommodate the students.
It would be recalled that four students have died of the virus in the last two weeks, while scores of others are also being monitored of the disease.
Students of KUMACA, their parents and other persons suspected of either visiting the campus recently or having been exposed to the virus, have since been vaccinated.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/ thePublisher