A final year student of the Notre Dame Minor Seminary Secondary School at Navrongo in the Upper East region has died after he drowned in a dam on the school premises on Easter Friday.
The student, whose name authorities at the school are withholding because his family is yet to be informed about the tragedy, died shortly after the school had held the Good Friday sacrament.
Police in the area have confirmed the development.
Rumours were rife that the student committed suicide after he was punished by school authorities for an unknown offence but head teacher of the school Reverend .Father Francis Koledogo denied the rumours in an interview with Starr News’ Edward Adeti.
He said the school “does not punish students on Good Friday”.
He added: “He and his two other colleagues went to swim in the dam against school rules…If anything, he will be buried on Monday”.