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Stop denying sick students permission to seek medical attention – NAGRAT to SHS heads

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The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has urged senior high school (SHS) heads to cease denying students permission to seek external medical treatment.

This plea follows a recent court ruling against Achimota School, which found the school liable for negligence resulting in the death of a student eight years ago.

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Achimota School has been instructed to pay GH¢600,000 in damages for negligently causing the death of Kervin Kofi Moses in 2016.

The court’s decision underscores the importance of promptly allowing students access to necessary medical care.

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In response to this ruling, NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu stressed the responsibility of school leaders to ensure the well-being of their students.

He emphasized that denying students access to medical care could lead to severe consequences and called on school heads to prioritize student health.

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Speaking to the media, Carbonu emphasized the urgent need for school authorities to promptly release students requiring medical attention.

He highlighted that timely medical intervention can prevent tragic outcomes and is crucial for student welfare.

NAGRAT’s plea seeks to safeguard students from avoidable health hazards caused by administrative delays or negligence.

The association anticipates that this case will encourage educational institutions to place greater emphasis on the well-being and safety of their students.

determine whether a student is sick or not because you don’t have competence in that field.”

“So when a student comes to you and says that he or she is sick, all that you have to do is refer the student to the appropriate professionals who have the competence to determine the sickness or otherwise of a person.”

“What business does a housemaster or a housemistress have to deny a student exeat to go to the hospital?”

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