A final year female student, Kunka Lucy, of Fielemuo Junior
High School in the Upper West Region suddenly went blind
three days before she was due to sit the Basic Education
Certificate Examination (BECE).
The BECE is the first huddle in Ghana’s Educational System
for pupils in the Junior High School level.
The 5-day exam began Monday with the English Language
paper and will end Friday with ICT paper.
But a tragic drama unfolded and Lucy, hailed by her teachers
as a great prospect for good grades, will now not take part in
She lost her vision on Friday at about 10pm, immediately she
picked her books to study ahead of the Monday paper. She
was taken to the Gbollu health center, but nothing fruitful
came out from there.
Her family members are downhearted about her sudden
The Sissala West District Chief Executive, Moses Dramani Luri
encouraged the 18-year-old not to be perturbed about her
current situation and promised that everything will be done to
restore her .