Second year SHS student dies during exams

Oyoko Senior High School

A second-year gold track student of the Oyoko Methodist Senior High School at Koforidua in the Eastern Region has died while writing her examination.

Reports have it that the female student, whose name is not yet known, was writing her Literature in English exams when she collapsed.

She complained of abdominal pains for about three days, Accra-based Starr FM reported.

The General Arts student was held at the school’s sickbay where she was treated and cleared to participate in the end of term exams.

The student, who was expected to have vacated tomorrow, July 31, met her untimely death when she collapsed in the examination hall.

She was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital at Koforidua, where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of death is, however, not known.

At least four students from various schools have died after campuses were reopened for academic work to continue.

KNUST SHS, Anglo SHS, and Mamfe Methodist Girls’ SHS have all recorded one death.

At least 375,000 final year students are back in school to write their West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination.

More than 180,000 second-year students on the Gold Track also returned to wirite their promotional examinations.


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