On Thursday December 7, 2017 Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region will be closed over reports of mysterious deaths in the school.
Three of the deaths are reported to have happened last Tuesday evening and Friday morning. So far, seven (7) students at the school are reported to have died of meningitis this year.
According to reports, over 20 students are on admission at various hospitals in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.
The school authorities have decided to close the school after the Regional Minister and some World Health Organization personnels paid a visited the school to ascertain the current situation.
Some worried parents revealed that, the officials of the school have decided to give each student some medicines within a period of 3 days before they leave for their homes on Thursday.
Reports from officials show that the cause of the death could be related to the personal hygiene and sanitation in the school.
Also some samples of the food and water will be taken to the laboratory for some more tests. Officials have also revealed that the cause of death is not known however some previous test revealed that it might be a bacterial infection.
Meanwhile some parents clashed with security personnel and authorities at the school after they went there to forcefully take their children home.
School authorities prevented the parents from taking their children home due to fears that some students might have the disease and may spread them if allowed home.
The angry parents are threatening to totally withdraw their wards from the school if they are not allowed to be taken home.
Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com