Islamic SHS: All 38 hospitalized students cared for and discharged – Deputy Education Minister

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The Deputy Education Minister, Rev. Ntim Fordjour, has said that all students affected by the police brutality at the Islamic Senior High School have all been treated and discharged.

Twenty-two students were earlier discharged from various hospitals as of Tuesday, June 14 and they have all gone back to school.

“Out of the thirty-eight (38) students hospitalised, twenty-two (22) have been discharged and have joined their colleagues on campus.”

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The remaining students have also been treated and discharged to join their colleagues.

The Deputy Educational Minister made this known in a media interaction while commending the staff of all the hospitals who contributed to care for the students.

Rev. Fordjour extended his gratitude to the parents and all stakeholders who played various roles to restore calm to the school.

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Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Directorate of Education has instituted a three-member fact-finding committee headed by Mr Sarfoh Kantanka, a former Regional Director of Education to investigate the circumstances leading to the invasion of the school by the Police.

Angel News’ Bismark Mensah on Angel FM’s Anopa Bofo Morning Show reported on Monday that about 30 students of the Islamic SHS have been rushed to the hospital after a clash with the police during a protest.

The students were reportedly demonstrating against the frequent knock downs in front of the school.

As part of the demonstration, they mounted road blocks around the Abrepo Junction to drum home their frustrations about the accidents.

The police were thus deployed to clear the road blocks and disperse the demonstrating students which led to the opening of tear gas.

Reporting from the school premises, Angel News’ Bismark Mensah said that the students claimed that a female teacher was knocked down last week which angered the students into action.

He reported that three ambulances were stationed at the school to attend to students who have been wounded, noting that some students collapsed.

“Some of the students collapsed, others have been rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital”, Bismark reported.

He however could not confirm if indeed the police fired into the demonstrating crowd to disperse them.

Some parents after hearing what transpired are dissatisfied and have been trooped into the school.


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