The University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council (SRC) has given assurance that the school’s swimming pool will be made safer for students following the death of a student who went swimming at the pool.
The deceased, a final year Economics and information student died at the university hospital where he was rushed to after he was found unconscious in the pool.
The SRC in a statement copied to Univers news said expressed their commiserations to the friends and family of the late Dennis Akoto.
It said, “It is unfortunate to lose such a bright prospect to an accident of this sort”.
Circumstances leading to the death of Dennis Akoto is however still not clear after he was rumored to have drowned in the University of Ghana swimming pool.
In a related development, authorities at the Sports Directorate of the University of Ghana have dispelled such reports that the late Dennis Akoto drowned in the University swimming pool.
According to them, the deceased, Dennis Akoto, received the needed medical attention when he was found unconscious in the swimming pool.
Director of the University of Ghana sports directorate, Dr. Bello Bella Bitigu who confirmed the incident to Univers news said that “Although he drowned at the poolside, he was resuscitated by a life guard”.
He further urged the University community to be patient and desist from making speculations about the death until the final investigations are carried out.
In a statement signed by the SRC president Ms. Esinam Seade, the council assured the student’s populace of extensive collaborative efforts with the sports directorate to ensure the University of Ghana pool is safer.
Below is the statement released by the SRC on the death of Dennis Akoto
We are saddened by the passing of *Mr. Dennis Akoto*, a student of the University and member of Akuafo Hall, whose untimely demise occurred on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 at the Legon Poolside.
It is unfortunate to lose such a bright prospect to an accident of this sort.
We assure the student populace that we will collaborate extensively with the Sports Directorate to ensure our pool is safer.
Nevertheless, we express our commiserations to his family and friends. May His soul rest in peace.
Esinam Afi Seade
(President, UG SRC)
By: Mensa Duncan/radiouniversonline.com
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