The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has pledged to support and fund the education of the daughter of the teacher who was assaulted and murdered by some youth in Asiakwa following an altercation.
George Somuah Bosompem, the 57-year-old tutor of Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region was brutally beaten to death by some six boys who are currently in police custody.
In view of that, the student union paid a visit to the family of the deceased to commiserate with them and further offered to help the first child of the late George Somuah Bosompem who is writing her WASSCE this year.
In a press statement issued and copied to Ghanaweb, President of NUGS said his union will fund the admission fees of the girl and also secure a scholarship for her at the university to ensure her success since her father is no more to cater for that.
According to NUGS, “the Union will fund her admission forms and also secure a scholarship for her and offer the needed assistance and guidance to ensure her success as a student”.
Moreover, NUGS said they will “offer the family with the necessary help in the run up to the final funeral rites of the late teacher”.
Read below the full statement
NUGS VISITS FAMILY OF THE LATE MR. GEORGE BOSOMPEM SOMUAH
The National Union of Ghana Students on Friday paid a working visit to the family of the late teacher, Mr George Bosompem Somuah who was murdered by some youth purported to be old students of Asiakwa Salvation Army JSS where the deceased was a teacher.
The Union commiserated with the bereaved family and offered our sincere condolences.
NUGS commended the family of the deceased teacher for their cooperation with law enforcement and their fortitude in these trying times.
NUGS further met with the Headmaster and some staff of Salvation Army JSS to express our condolences and also appealed to them to get back to the classroom to teach students, especially those who are preparing to sit for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E).
NUGS encouraged the students and youth to be cautious in their dealings throughout their academic and social life as we engaged the teachers to be strong in such a difficult moment.
The Union upon learning the deceased teacher left three(3) children behind promised to help his first child, Charlotte Duako Somuah who is currently writing her WASSCE in her furthering studies to any of the tertiary institutions.
The Union will fund her admission forms and also secure a scholarship for her and offer the needed assistance and guidance to ensure her success as a student.
The Union will offer the family with the necessary help in the run up to the final funeral rites of the late teacher.
We admonish Ghanaian students to imbibe the spirit of lawfulness, respect for authority and a deep sense of responsibility towards authority especially teachers and parents.
NUGS is committed to fighting for the welfare of Ghanaian students in the capacity as mother body of students of Ghana.