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Three more students of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region have been confirmed dead.

The latest report on Tuesday, 5 December, means a total of six students have passed away in the latest tragedy that has struck the school.

The recent three; two females and a male, died at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo confirmed to Graphic Online.

25 more students are on admission at the KNUST hospital with authorities unable to determine the cause of deaths.

Blood samples from the deceased have however been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute to ascertain the cause of the deaths

Meanwhile, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education will be briefing Parliament on the recent spate of deaths.

Member of Parliament for Akasti North and Ranking Member on the Committee on Education, Peter Nortsu, said parliament can only step in after the sector minister has briefed the House on the issue.

Speaking on the development in an interview on Accra FM Tuesday, 5 December, Mr Nortsu said: “Parliament will be meeting the minister of education this week on this matter.

“We will decide on the next line of action after he has briefed us. We work hand-in-hand with the minister and so we are relying on him for information to act on.”

Source: classfmonline.com

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