The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service has paid a private visit to the family of the KNUST SHS student who passed away on 7th July, 2020.
The visit took place today, 15 July, 2020 at the family home of the late Richard Sam. The delegation was led by the Honourable Deputy Minister for Education, Gifty Twum-Ampofo who represented the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
She was accompanied by the Deputy Director-General for Quality and Access of the GES, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh who represented the Director-General of GES Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.
Also part of the delegation was the Financial Controller for the GES, Reverend Dr. Christian Koramah, the Regional Director of Education Mary Owusu Achiaw and the Ashanti Regional Secretary of GNAT Mr. Boateng.
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry and Government, Honourable Twum-Ampofo expressed the deepest condolences of the Ministry and the Government to the bereaved family and consoled them for their loss.
She extended to the family the sympathy of Honourable Minister and the entire Education Ministry. On behalf of the entire management and staff of the GES, Dr. Tandoh also expressed the sincere sympathies to the family.
He assured the family that the Director-General will work to ensure that an investigation into the death of their son is fully conducted.
On the part of the family, the Head of the family thanked the government delegation and expressed his assurance that the family will work closely with the authorities to bring closure to their loss.
Before the departure of the delegation, there was separate private meeting between the father, mother and the delegation where heartfelt conversations took place allowing the parents of the late student to confer with the Deputy Minister and her team.
The delegation promised to visit again and the family also promised to keep the ministry and GES informed of their plans.