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KNUST SHS headmistress asked to “step aside” over death of student

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has interdicted the headmistress of the KNUST Senior High School in Kumasi over the death of a final year business student of the school.

A press statement dated July 8, 2020, signed and issued by the Head of Public Relations Unit at the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo said the headmistress, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa is to step aside for the Ashanti Regional Director of Education to take over the administration of the school while the management of the GES investigates the circumstances that led to the death of the final year student of the school on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The statement added that more details would be provided.

What happened?

Graphic Online’s reporter in Kumasi, Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor reported that the management of KNUST SHS, the Ghana Education Service (GES), and the police on Wednesday morning locked themselves in a meeting over the death of a final year business student of the school.

Richard Leonard Sam died hours after he was sent to a medical facility after complaining of stomach ache last Monday, July 6, 2020. On Tuesday, July 7, the students accused the teachers of ignoring the call for help by the deceased after complaining of severe stomach ache.

The teachers reportedly told his mates not to get close to him for fear of being infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and didn’t even attempt to offer him any help, the students alleged.

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  1. Just Step aside? She just killed an innocent student and all GES can do is tell her to step aside.. Some other serious country ah anka this lady will be in jail by now.. joke country..

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