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GES begins probe into tragic death of Aburi Girls’ SHS student

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The sudden death of a first-year student at Aburi Girls’ Senior High School has prompted the opening of an internal investigation, according to the Ghana Education Service (GES).

It also stated that it is actively collaborating with law enforcement to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances.

Stacey Okyere, a student, died tragically on Monday, February 5, 2024. She had been complaining of severe stomach pains.

She was allegedly accused of repeatedly feigning illness by the school nurse, which prevented her from receiving medical attention.

According to reports, she was rushed to the hospital, but tragically, when they arrived, she was already dead.

Due to the incident’s unique circumstances, the school’s administration has come under heavy fire, with the family accusing it of neglect.

GES expressed its condolences to the deceased’s family in a statement that was made public on Monday.



The Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) extends its deepest condolences to the family of the late Stacy Okyere, a first-year student of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School This sad incident occurred on February 4, 2024, after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family during this difficult time.

The Director-General of GES. Dr. Eric Nkansah, today. Monday 12th February 2024, led a delegation to the school and thereafter to the residence of the bereaved family to. commiserate with them. The delegation, among other things, inspected the school’s fifteen-bed infirmary and interacted with the nurses at the facility. Management has also deployed a nine-member team of Counsellors to beef up the Guidance and Counseling Department of the school to provide psychosocial support for the students and staff.

Meanwhile, Internal investigation is ongoing and Management is also working closely with the law enforcement agencies to independently investigate the matter. GES assures our stakeholders and the general public of our continuous commitment to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students

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