General News of Sun, 3 Dec 201716
Asantehemaa’s funeral: Schools in Kumasi, Asante Mampong to be closed 4th& 8th Dec
Basic schools within the Kumasi Metropolis and Asokore Mampong Municipal will be closed on Monday, December 4, 2017 to allow for activities for the final funeral rites of the late Queen Mother of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem to be held.
On Friday, 8th December, 2017, schools will close at 12:noon to enable students reach home on time.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Ashanti Region, said “Day students in the Senior High Schools are also to stay home within these two days.”
The Manhyia Palace set Friday 1st, to Monday 11th of December 2017, as dates for the performance of the final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa Afia Kobi Ampem II.
Burial rites have already been held for the Queen mother who passed away in 2016 at age 109.
In connection with the funeral, a ban has been placed on all funerals from the Friday 1st December to Monday 11th December.