The Sanitation situation at the Kumasi Academy is not bad as been speculated, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has disclosed.
The assertions come after some stakeholders of the school raised concerns about the seeming bad sanitation situation at the school, particularly, the Boys dormitory, linking it to the recent students death in the school in recent times.
Seven (7) students of the Asokore Mampong-based school have died from an unknown disease since April this year. Out of the seven(7), four(4) died in the last seven days while some forty four (44) have been hospitalised at different facilities in the Kumasi Metropolis.
The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah who visited the school on Tuesday, lamented over the bad state of the dormitories and termed it as unhealthy.
The Old Students Association president, Dr Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan early this week on the Morning Xpress raised serious concerns about congestion at the dormitories and asked for something to be done about it.
But speaking on the Morning Xpress Thursday morning on the situation and the role parents can play to save it, the Chairman of the PTA, Mr. Owusu Achiaw said they were working on improving the sanitation of the school to avert diseases.
“My candid opinion is, the sanitation situation is not below belt. It is good, but I think we have to do more,” he told Prince Minkah, host of the show.
Mr Owusu Achiaw continued that the sanitation situation is not alarming and mentioned the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) resolved that premium be placed on the Sanitation and security situation of the school.
“The programmes were addressed at the REGSEC meeting. We’ll take care of all these things including the water that is going to the dormitories for the students to drink,”he added.
Mr Achiaw also called on parents to calm down as authorities deal with the situation to save lives.