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KNUST SHS Headmistress interdicted over the death of final year student

The Ghana Education Service(GES) has asked the Headmistress of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) Senior High School(SHS), Mrs Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa to step aside to allow the Ghana Education Service to conduct an investigation leading to the death of a student in the school.

A student of the KNUST Senior High School died after authorities of the school failed to give him the needed attention because of the fear that he could be infected by the deadly COVID-19.

According to reports, the student who is a stomach ulcer patient complained bitterly to authorities of the school about his deteriorating condition after he could not get food at the dinning hall to eat.

However, authorities of the school said they had called his parents who were going to come for him hence they did not provide any form of support for the student as they looked on while he suffered severe pain.

The young man died after his father who came from home to send his son to the hospital.

In a statement reacting to the development, the Ghana Education Service has asked that headmistress step aside for investigations to take place.

The statement said “the Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed that the Head of KNUST SHS, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa to step aside for the Regional Director of Education, Ashanti to take over the administration of the school while Management of GES investigate the circumstances leading to the demise of a final year student on Tuesday 7th July 2020”.