A form 2 student of the Koforidua Secondary Technical School (SECTEC) has died.
According to Accra-cased Starr FM, the uncle of the deceased Dr Edwin Okoampa Boadu said they had told the school the cause of death so authorities can take precaution.
“We went to the school to let them know what has happened because we were told in the hospital that it is this ongoing virus, meningitis that has killed the boy so we quickly went to the institution, to inform the housemaster and the leadership that with this situation they should quickly create awareness for the students.”
The deceased is said to have complained of severe fever and body weakness to his friends about a week before his demise. His condition worsened as he later complained of stiff neck
He was sent to the hospital by some of his classmates Thursday at the knowledge of school authorities.
The uncle said he was later informed of his nephew’s ill-health on Friday but was met with bad news of his death upon arrival at the Hospital.
Sources within the school say the students are saddened and engulfed with fear hence most couldn’t attend dinning Friday but have been assured to remain calm.
The incident is happening at a time when an outbreak of H1N1 2009 virus which has killed four students at Kumasi Academy School in Ashanti Region. Before that, seven students had already died of meningitis in the same school.