The Ghana Education Service (GES) finally broke its silence after the death of an SHS1 Aburi Girls SHS student.
According to the GES press release, “The Director-General of GES, Dr. Eric Nkansah, today, Monday, February 12, 2024, led a delegation to the school and thereafter to the residence of the bereaved family to commiserate with them.”
Stacy Kyere, a form-one student, lost her life as a result of what her dad described as negligence on the part of the school.
Investigations have commenced, according to the released letter from the GES. The school management and the GES are also working closely with the Ghana police and related security agencies on the matter.
A team under the direction of the Director-General of GES, Dr. Eric Nkansah, visited the 15-bed infirmary at Aburi Girls SHS and spoke with the nurses working there as part of efforts to comprehend the systems in place at the school relating to students’ health.
The management of the school has also instituted a nine-member committee to work on the psychological issues that may arise among students and staff as a result of the unfortunate incident.
While the GES has been quick to interdict heads who are suspected of charging unapproved fees, it has yet to take any such actions in this matter.
This is what the father of Stacy Kyere told TV3 in Accra:
“Regrettably, the family remained in the dark till that evening. My kid was murdered at school. My daughter’s housemistress called me around 8 o’clock on Sunday, February 4th. My daughter was sick, and she wanted me to take her to the hospital. I chose to go even though I thought it was too late.
The woman called me nearly every two minutes as I was on my way. In an interview with TV3 in Accra, he described how he was furious because he thought she should have taken his daughter to the emergency room before contacting him. According to the worried parent, he hurried to the school but encountered an unexpected and terrible scene.
When I arrived at the school, the housemistress and her classmates had discovered my daughter to be comatose on the floor. Screaming and weeping ensued from my wife.”
Per the letter signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES is committed to ensuring safety in all learning environments.