NUGS makes donation to KUMACA, promises health campaign


The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has donated some items to Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region in solidarity over the recent deaths there.

The items included 500 hand sanitizers that are to be given to the students as part of the ongoing measures to contain the health crisis in the school.

At least four students have died in the school from what has been confirmed as Influenza Type A (H1N1) known as swine flu.

In the company of national executives and Regional executives, NUGS President Elisha Oheneba Essumang held a closed-door meeting with authorities of the school.

He announced plans to roll out a nationwide Health Campaign to educate students and the general public about meningitis and swine flu.

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NUGS will push for at least two nurses to be assigned to each clinic to cater to the health needs of students, he assured.

“This will not only help students’ access good healthcare on campuses but also help the government to employ some of the nurses who are home without jobs,” Mr Essumang said.

The NUGS executives later joined went to the Manhyia Palace to mourn with Asanteman at the funeral of the late Asantehemaa.