15-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide In Ghana Because His Parents Couldn’t Afford To Enroll Him In High School

A 15-year-old Junior High School graduate in Ghana identified as ‘Isaac Arhin
has committed suicide after his parents took the decision to send him
to learn a vocational skill because they can’t afford to enroll him in
Senior High School.  

It was reported that Isaac Arhin, popularly called Yaw, committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in his room at Gomoa Asafo in the Agona East District.

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Narrating the story to Bryt FM, sister of Arhin revealed her late
brother had an aggregate 20 in the Basic Education Certificate
Examination (BECE) and gained admission at Kwahu Tafo in the Eastern
Region.

His auntie however informed him that she is not financially stable to
enroll him in SHS so he should learn a skill. That is what triggered
the depression leading to his unfortunate death.

“Yaw told me he got aggregate 20 and that, he has gotten a school at
Kwahu Tafo but his aunt wanted him to learn a skill instead of
continuing his education because she is not financially sound to support
his education.  

“I told him, his mother had gone to Volta and that, he should
exercise patience for her to return so we could deal with the issue, as I
am also not in a position to support his education due to my poor
health condition.

“He left the house about 6 am in the morning without informing me, so
I called to find out where he has been after complaining earlier of
being hungry. He told me he had gone to my aunt’s place at Nsuaem.

“Unfortunately, I returned home to find out that he had locked the
door to our room so I called him severally without any response. I then
decided to look through the window with the help of a neighbour and
unfortunately, I saw him hanged to death with a rope” she told the
reporter.

According to Ghpage.com, the police has launched an investigation into his death.

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