19 January 2017

Schools in Kumasi to close down Thursday for Asantehemaa’s burial


All schools within the Kumasi metropolis in the Ashanti Region are to be closed down on Thursday, January 19, the Ghana Education Service has directed. The decision, contained in a statement, forms is part of measures put in place to ensure smooth funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia SerwaaKobiAmpem II who will be buried on Thursday. The 111-year-old Asantehemaa who reigned for 39 years, died on November 11, 2016. She was the 14 queenmother of the Asante Kingdom since 1695 after the late Nana Ama SerwaaNyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977.


Funeral rites for the late Asantehemaa started on Monday, January 16 at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asante Kingdom, where she has been laid in state for mourners across the world to pay their last respect. READ: Five facts about the late Asantehemaa you didn’t know She will be buried at Breman in Kumasi on Thursday. Residents have since Monday been warned not to go out between the hours of 6:00pm and 3:00am until after January 20 when the curtain will be drawn on the funeral rites. By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana More Headlines in Education YEL honours 90 more students for awards Prioritise education on child trafficking in basic schools – Lecturer urges US group to help train caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities Teacher trainees’ allowance restoration hailed POTAG assures government of good working relationship Latest New Gambia president to be sworn in at Dakar embassy World Baba Rahman out of 2017 AFCON with knee injury Sports We’ll pile heat on Akufo-Addo’s government if…- LMVCA Politics ‘Scary calm’ takes over The Gambia – journalist World Former Interior Minister Prosper Bani applauds Ghana troops to The Gambia News

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