The sad death of one of the final year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Senior High School two days ago due to sheer negligence has been of concern to many.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken pragmatic steps to conduct investigations into what actually led to his death and the headmistress of the school had been made to step aside.

Students of the school vandalized school property and demonstrated to register their displeasure at what they describe as pure neglect and lack of attention from school authorities which amounted to the death of Richard Sam.

Richard Sam was a final year student of the school who was in the Business department. According to students’ reports, he had a complication with his stomach which could have been solved should he had received utmost attention and care.

Speaking in an interview with an Accra-based radio station, mother of the deceased, Madam Comfort Sam, admitted to the fact that her son was an ulcer patient which she has been managing for a while now.

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According to her, she was in the school a day before the incident but she was denied access to her son. Also, she was informed about the death of her son later in the evening while the son passed on in the morning.

“The boy was sent to the hospital later in the evening, I bought all the medicines I was asked to, but he could not survive and died the following day,” she sobbed.

She cried and wept over all the investments, sacrifices and toils she has gone through just to see her son through school which has come to a not.

“I sometimes have to go to the seamstress to take back my clothes to resell just to take care of his education. I suffered doing menial jobs just to ensure my son’s welfare but that has amounted to nothing now,” she said.


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