The Criminal Investigators Department of the Ghana Police Service has taken scrutiny over the tragic death that occurred on Monday, February 5, 2024, at the Aburi Girls Senior School in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana.
An undergraduate at Aburi Senior High School named Stacey Okyere, reportedly denied medical attention by the school nurse, loses her life. The school nurse goes by the account that the student is feigning illness, despite her persistent complaints of severe stomach pains.
The circumstances surrounding her death have sparked denunciations directed at the school’s management, with the family accusing them of negligence.
While the school management and the Ghana Education Service have perpetuated a tight-lipped stance on the incident, the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, has called for calm.
In his perspective, addressing journalists after engaging with school authorities on February 9, the Regional Minister stated, “I have been briefed by the management of the school.
“Because of the nature of the student’s passing, it requires law enforcement agencies, particularly the CID of the Ghana Police, to come in and investigate, and it’s premature for us to offer conclusions at this point. We express our condolences to the management and students, praying for strength for the family. We are closely following investigations and will uphold the stability of this institution,” 1Family Radio quoted him to have said.