A third-year mathematics student of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Prosper Owusu, has died.
The student died after his body reportedly caught fire during a hall procession at the school.
Details available indicate that the student was part of other members of the Opoku Ware II Hall who were allegedly performing some activities around the hall on Friday, August 25, 2023, when the incident occurred.
He sustained injuries and was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for medical attention, but he died on September 1, 2023.
The university has since launched an investigation into the incident.
Below is the statement issued by the school
Mr. Prosper Owusu, a third-year Mathematics Student of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), was among some students of the Opoku Ware II Hall, who were allegedly performing some activities in the Hall, on Friday, August 25, 2023.
Prosper got injured and was sent to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) immediately for medical attention. He was reported dead on September 1, 2023.
The issues surrounding the incident at the Hall are being investigated. Management will give further updates.
Meanwhile, students have been cautioned to avoid activities that predispose them to risks and other dire consequences.
The University extends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, students, and friends of the late Prosper Owusu.
May his soul rest in peace.