Finally, Mother of the KNUST SHS student has responded to the death of his son.

Mother of the Senior High School student Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who died on Tuesday gave an eerie account of her son’s loss of life.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Confort told Angel 102.9 FM that the boy who suffered from extreme stomachache was left in his hands without any attempt by the school authorities to seek first-aid on him for many hours.

Although some students were seen in a viral video attempting to save their colleague’s life, some teachers were seen from afar because they suspected the boy might have contract the deadly coronavirus.

The late Richard Sam, who was a day student for more than two years, had to join his colleagues in a pension after schools for the last year were reopened in the coronavirus pandemic. The young woman had to go to school.

Mrs. Comfort found out that her son was an ulcer patient, and even tried to visit him on Sunday, 5 July.

“On Sunday, one day before the accident, I was prevented from seeing my boy. The guards at the gate led me away as a chicken, “she said in Asante, her mother tongue.

She said she would return home sad about all it had brought for the child, because the security men were strictly ordered not to allow the campus parents under government directives.

Sadly, the boy fell sick the next day.

She says that while the issue happened on the morning of Monday, only in the evening, when the issue came out of hand, was she told about the condition of the boy.

It denied the arguments of school officials that it offered no first aid to the boy or that it should be hospitalized.

‘We should have taken him to the hospital near school,’ she said, asking why she was going to fight the school officials by taking him to the hospital to try to save her son’s life.

Early in the evening, the boy was sent to the hospital, purchased all the drugs she was asked to provide, but the boy did not survive and died the next day.

Mrs Comfort explained how she had sold her clothing to look after Richard and his family.

“I still have to go to the seamstress to take my clothes back in order to resell only to take care of his education,” she said, adding that she “suffered” to do menial jobs just to ensure the welfare of the son but that “went to nothing.”

Meanwhile, KNUST SHS headmistress Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa has been suspended because of the problem which has interrupted academic work on campus.

Source: GhanaWeb

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