A student of the KNUST SHS has passed away yesterday of COVID-19 as authorities in the school neglected his illness.
According to some students, their colleague who had an ulcer and was ill was not attended to adequately by the school authorities.
After the death of the Business student, his colleagues went rioting on campus and destroyed the windscreen of a saloon car belonging to the headmistress of the school.
The students recounted that the authorities feared he had contracted the novel coronavirus and neglected him for hours leading to his death.
Some students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Senior High School (KNUST SHS) on Tuesday evening held a protest against the school authorities following the death of one student.
The exact circumstances of his death is unclear, but reports say he had suffered stomach complications on Monday and was left to his fate for hours in the care of his colleagues amid Covid-19 fears.
He was rushed to an undisclosed health facility but was later pronounced dead.
The students then started demonstrating to register home their displeasure to the school authorities.
As part of the protest, they vandalized the headmistress’ car and 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 asked the deceased boy’s friends to leave him alone or face a punishment when he attempted to help him.
The students also accused the headmistress of also not handling the situation with urgency.
According to the students, had the school’s authorities acted fast, the boy’s life could have been saved
Meanwhile, school authorities has failed to speak to the media.
story by Esther Ankrah