A 15-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate has committed suicide by hanging at Agona Asafo in the Agona East District of the Central region for not getting his school of choice.
Master Isaac Arhin, affectionately called Yaw completed Junior High School(JHS) in Tema and obtained aggregate 20 but the computer selection School Placement System (CSSPS) placed him at Kwahu Tafo in the Eastern region.
The deceased, according to the family spokesperson selected schools in the Central region but instead he was placed in Eastern region. The family complained of no money to purchase a few items he needed to enable him to attend school.
A sister of the deceased, Georgina Boabeng, who narrated the sad incident to journalists at Asafo, said the boy was living with his uncle in Tema where he completed the 2019 BECE.
Boabeng said he came home to his father at Agona Asafo three days ago without the consent of his uncle and upon arrival, his father asked him to learn tailoring but he declined saying he wanted to go to senior high school.
She stated that the family members at Asafo had indicated that they did not have enough resources to send him to senior high school. Though free, they needed to buy some items before they could send him.