Intercepted: GES edits its press statement on the death of Methodist Girls’ SHS student 

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reportedly edited its press statement confirming the sudden death of Methodist Girls’ Senior High School student.

Information gathered by suggest that, the Ghana Education Service has first posted its first press statement on the Service’s Official Facebook page around 8:46am on Sunday, 19th July, 2020 confirming the death of the late Cindy Aku Sika Addo.

The first press statement however, did not tell what killed the young girl. Ghanaians have reacted on the press statement requesting to known the exact cause of the student’s death on the post made by GES on Facebook. Meanwhile, others alleged that she died of the novel coronavirus.


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Below was the first press statement issued by the Ghana Education Service sighted on the Facebook page which was later deleted. 

Information available suggest that, after two hours later, the Ghana Education Service has pulled down the first post on the Official Facebook page and brought a  fresh press statement.


In the second press statement bearing the same letter number, date and signature has now stated clearly the cause of the Methodist Girls’ Senior High School student’s death.

According to the second statement signed the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Madam Cassandra Twum Ampofo, revealed that, the Cindy Aku Sika Addo was diagnosed of Acute Malaria when referred to the Koforidua Regional Hospital and finally reported dead.

Read below the second press statement issued by GES confirming the cause of the student’s death. 

We couldn’t add the first Facebook post made by the Ghana Education Service including comments, questions and reactions to our publication because it has since been deleted.


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