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General News of Thursday, 14 December 2017


We're living in fear - Students at Damongo SHS

Fear has gripped students of Damongo Senior High School in the West Gonja district of the Northern region following the death of Falila Natogma a first year female home economics student.

It was suspected that the deceased student died of meningitis. A source in the school who spoke on condition of anonymity said the late Falila Natogma died at about 1pm and was buried around 4:30pm per Islamic practice.

He said about 12 more students are on admission at the West Gonja District Hospital in Damongo for treatment.

The cause of this, our source says it is as a result of overcrowded classrooms and dormitories in the school.

He explained that “In this school about 20 girls are in one room and in the case of the boys, it’s an eye saw”

He disclosed that the case is not only with the Damongo SHS but most of the schools in the Gonjaland suffer this problem.

Meanwhile reports gathered by Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe indicate that some parents who have their wards in the school have started taking them home before vacation.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the deceased died from meningitis. A preliminary report by a medical team at the Damongo District Hospital, has indicated that the death of a student at the school in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region, was caused by non-communicable meningitis.