The minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has reacted to the death of the 16-year old student of Aburi Girls’ SHS.
In a Facebook post sighted by ghanaeducation.org, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum expressed his deepest condolences to the school. According to him, he went to the school immediately after the news broke out to meet with management.
“I express my deepest condolences to Aburi Girls Senior High School and the family of the student who tragically passed away.
This loss is truly heartbreaking, and my thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic event.
Upon hearing the news, I immediately visited the school to personally extend my sympathies and offer support to the school community during this difficult time.
I met with the headmistress and other officials to discuss the circumstances surrounding the student’s passing and to ensure that appropriate measures are being taken to provide support and assistance to the affected students and staff.
Once again, I offer my deepest condolences to Aburi Girls Senior High School and the family of the student. May they find strength and solace during this challenging time.” he posted.
Current the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service have taken over the investigation into the death of the 16-year-old student at Aburi Girls Senior High School.
The circumstances surrounding the student’s death, particularly the allegations that she was denied medical attention by the school nurse despite complaining of severe stomach pains, are deeply concerning.
The family’s accusations of neglect on the part of the school management have added another layer of complexity to the situation. It’s evident that there are significant questions that need to be answered regarding the events leading up to the student’s passing and the actions, or lack thereof, taken by the school authorities.
The involvement of the CID signifies the need for a thorough and impartial investigation to uncover the truth and ensure accountability where necessary. This is a matter of utmost importance, not only for the grieving family seeking closure but also for the wider community and educational institutions to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.
As the investigation unfolds, it’s imperative for all parties involved to cooperate fully and for transparency to prevail. Ultimately, the goal is to bring about justice and ensure that lessons are learned to prevent similar incidents from happening again.