radio myghana tv

Students Frustrated Over Closure Of Schools For Asantehemaa Funeral

Students Frustrated Over Closure Of Schools For Asantehemaa Funeral

Some students in the Kumasi Metropolis are displeased with the suspension of classes today [Monday], in line with activities put in place by the Manhyia Palace for the observation of the final funeral rites of the late Asante Queen Mother, Afia Kobe Ampem II.

Students reported to school this morning only to be told there will be no teaching and learning activity today and tomorrow. But the students say they were instructed to report to school.

Apparently, a communiqué from the Ghana Education Service (GES) announcing the closure of schools in the Kumasi Metropolis and Asokore Mampong Municipality didn't get to the students on time.

Some students in the Kumasi Metropolis had to return to their homes after learning that there will be no teaching and learning activity today and tomorrow.

In the communiqué copied to, the GES advised day students in the various Senior High Schools not to report to school on Monday, December 4, and Friday December 8, 2017.

This follows activities put in place by the Manhyia Palace for the observation of the final funeral rites of the late Asante Queen Mother.

“We wish to inform residents in Kumasi Metro, Asokore Mampong Municipal and the general public that activities being held for the final funeral rites of the late queen mother, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem 11, demand that Basic schools within these areas be closed down on Monday 4th December 2017.”

“On Friday 8th December, 2017, schools will closed at 12 noon to enable students to reach home on time. Day students in the Senior High schools are also to stay home within these two days,” the statement said.

Nananom of the Kumasi Traditional Council and the Otumfuo are expected to parade the streets in their smocks.

The final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampen II, who died in December 2016, is being held between December 1 and December 11, 2017 in the Ashanti Region.

The late Asantehemaa, who was the mother of the current Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, passed away in 2016 at age 109, and was succeeded by Nana Konadu Yiadom II, Asantehene's elder sister.

Although her burial rites were performed in January 2017, her funeral rites are being held over a 2-week period in the Ashanti Region.

The Chairman of the funeral committee, Nsuase Opoku Agyeman, Otumfuo's Akyeamhene in an earlier press briefing, advised residents and traders in the Central Business District of Kumasi to close their shops on Monday and Tuesday, explaining that “there will be firing of musketry in the streets, the executioners will also be around to display, so as Nananom parade from Adum to Manhyia, we will advice that all shops be closed, no trotros or taxis should be seen working.”

He further announced that, “no one should be seen in the evening on Saturday. It should be observed just like the Thursday during the burial rites, because that evening, Nananom will take the Abusuakuruwa to Breman.”

Funerals banned
Meanwhile, a ban has been placed on all funerals in the region from the Friday 1st December to Monday 11th December.

Browse Online Radio

  • (KA) Kristo Abusua Radio
  • 1 Power FM
  • AA Divine Radio UK
  • Abena Radio
  • Abrantie Gospel Radio
  • Act FM Radio
  • Adehye Radio France
  • Adepa Radio US
  • Adom 106.3 FM
  • Afrikka Radio
  • Afro Radio
  • Ahenfie Radio
  • Ahomka 99.5FM Elmina
  • Akwaaba Radio
  • AliveGhana
  • All Friends Radio
  • All Prayer Channel
  • Angel 96.1 FM
  • Anidasoo Radio
  • Apostolic Radio [AFRICA]
  • Aseda Radio
  • Asempa 94.7FM
  • BOH Radio Thunder
  • Christian Radio UK
  • Citi FM
  • Club Hiplife
  • Compassion Radio Spain
  • Deliverance Radio UK
  • Dinpa FM
  • Easy FM
  • Echoes of Life
  • Edikanfo Radio Hamburg
  • Evang. Bright Radio
  • Faith Radio UK
  • FLCC Radio UK
  • Fox 97.9FM
  • GaDangme Radio
  • Genesis Radio
  • GFM Radio
  • Ghana Beats
  • Ghana Today
  • Ghana Waves
  • GHRadio 1
  • God Is Able Radio
  • Gospel Radio
  • Gye Nyame Radio
  • Happy FM
  • Heart of Praise Radio
  • Highlife Radio
  • Hitz 103.7FM
  • Holy Hills Radio
  • Hope Radio UK
  • Hot 93.9 FM Accra
  • Hot Digital Online
  • Hot Digital Radio
  • Joy 99.7 FM
  • Kessben FM

  • Kingdom Radio Stuttgart
  • Kings Way Radio
  • Light 94.9 FM
  • Living Word Radio
  • Love and Peace Radio
  • Luv 99.5FM
  • Maakora Radio
  • Melody 91.1FM
  • Mexx Radio
  • Mighty FM
  • Mighty God Radio
  • Miracle Prayer Line
  • Morning Star Radio
  • MyGhanaRadio
  • MyGod Radio
  • Naspa Radio
  • New Mercury 91.5 FM
  • Nhyira 104.5FM
  • Obimanso Radio
  • Octopus Radio
  • Okwahuman radio
  • Peace 104.3 FM
  • Pentecost Radio
  • Pilgrim Ministries Radio
  • Power of Powers
  • Praises Radio
  • Precious Star Radio
  • Radio El-Gibbor UK
  • Radio Focus
  • Radio Gold
  • Radiolivin
  • Rainbow Radio
  • Recogin Radio
  • Reforrmed Radio
  • Rescue radio
  • Revival Channel
  • Rhema Radio
  • Roakus FM
  • Safari Radio UK
  • Sahara Radio
  • Sankofa FM - Stuttgart
  • Sankofa Radio
  • Sikaradio
  • Souls Radio
  • Stareloh Radio
  • Sunlight Radio America
  • Swiss Root Radio
  • TopAfric Radio
  • Trinity Radio Toronto
  • Trinity Radio USA
  • UN!TY Fm
  • Voice of Africa
  • Wayoosi Radio
  • Word Radio
  • X 95.1FM Ghana
  • Y FM
  • Zango FM

Ghana News

No tweets found.