The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has urged heads of senior high schools to refrain from denying students permission to seek external medical attention.

This comes after Achimota School was found liable for negligence in the death of a student about eight years ago.

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

In an interview, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, advised school leaders to promptly release students who require medical care.

“When a student comes to you, you are not a medical professional and so you cannot 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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