The Bishop of the Ghana Baptist Convention has attempted assigning some reasons for the strange happenings at the Kumasi Academy, a senior secondary school in the Kumasi metropolis of the Ashanti Region.
The Kumasi Academy has been in the news for the past couples of days for the wrong reasons as some strange diseases seems to be struck some students on campus.
According Bishop Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the students’ population of the school has increased in folds without any commensurate increase in the facilities at the school.
He said before the intake of the Free Senior policy; the students’ populations were five hundred students and at the last count the school had two thousand and eight hundred students with the same facilities.
According to him, facilities are still same while the students’ population have increased beyond reasonable doubt on campus.
He deemed the introduction of the flagship programme of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) dubbed the Free SHS is to be blamed for the swelling numbers of students on campus.
He minces no words to say the school has seen more students than facilities in the Kumasi metropolis.
Bishop Adu-Gyamfi, who happens to be an old boy of the school made this revelation on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show hosted by Kwame Afrifa –Mensah on Happy FM in Accra.
A school with these numbers of student population only has a sick bay manned by a medical director and not a Doctor he revealed.
He urged the government to take a second look at the provisioning of the needed infrastructure to make policy viable across the country.
Giving a breakdown of the total population of Kumasi Academy, the Bishop of the Ghana Baptist Church disclosed that the school has a total population of three thousand and five hundred(3,500).
Out of this, number two thousand and eighty are students, two hundred are teaching staff and one hundred and seventy are non-teaching staff.
He denied that it was meningitis that killed some of the students earlier adding students have now been given some blood spectrum medicine to help contain the bacterial infection at the school.