The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) following the sudden death of the second year Gold Track student of Oyoko Methodist Senior High School (SHS) shortly after sitting for her last end of semester paper has said it is saddened.
The Education Service in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org giving details on Jennifer Naa Doku Bolor death said: “She after writing the last paper of the semester on Thursday, July 30, 2020, reported sick to the school nurse and while she was being attended to, collapsed and was rushed to the St Joseph Hospital in Koforidua”.
According to GES, the late Naa Doku Bolor was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital’s emergency ward adding that it is yet to be informed by the hospital authorities on the exact cause of her death.
The Service in the statement assured it will as soon as possible provide further details on student’s death when briefly updated by the hospital management. It also extended its condolence to the bereaved family.
President Akufo-Addo in one of his nation’s addresses announced for schools to be reopened to final year and second year Gold Track students to continue with academic activities for the semester and for final year students to sit for the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates.
A joint statement issued by the Ghana Education and Health Service indicated that Form 2 Gold Track students from schools with no reported cases of the novel coronavirus are to vacate and go home on Friday July 31.
But schools with positive cases of the locally transmitted coronavirus will have their vacation delayed for assessment and observation before they can be dismissed home.