Two teachers of KNUST SHS also interdicted

A day after the headmistress of the KNUST Senior High School was asked to step aside, the education directorate in the Ashanti Region has interdicted two teachers of the school over the death of a final year student.

The two are Seth Owusu Ansah, a Senior Housemaster, and Anthony Awotwe, housemaster of the Densu House, where the deceased, Richard Leonard Sam, was.

A committee has also been constituted to investigate the circumstances surrounding the demise of the 17-year-old.

The deceased is said to have complained of stomach ache on Monday, but was allegedly left unattended to until his father went to his rescue

“I had to drive over two hours to my son’s school when I got there, I saw him in the midst of his friends. They were trying to help him…so one teacher asked one of the boys to get a taxi. They brought the taxi, and I took my son to the Manhyia Hospital all alone” the father said in a 3 FM interview, monitored by

He, unfortunately, passed on, Tuesday evening, sparking protests in the school.

“Leonard passed on exactly at 12 pm Tuesday morning, it was my wife who noticed it, so I turned to revive him, but he was gone” The father of the deceased, Mr Sam narrated.

According to him, the school is yet to visit the family to brief them about circumstances leading to the demise of their son.

The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu-Achaw, said the committee will begin its work on Monday, July 13 and will be expected to submit its report by Monday, August 3.

The headmistress of the school, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa, has also been interdicted.

Meanwhile, academic work has resumed in the school after some students boycotted classes to demonstrate.

The students have expressed satisfaction with steps taken by GES to address their grievances.


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