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. 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.
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.