THE SCHOOL compound of Fumbisi Senior High
School in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region went silent on
Tuesday, as all students refused to come out of their dormitories for classes.
This followed the unusual closure of the school
in the late afternoon of Monday, October 7, after some of the students claimed
a ghost chased them on campus.
A DAILY GUIDE source at the school
said over 10 female students of the Fumbisi Senior High School collapsed on
Monday due to fright and sudden fever from the nightmare.
On Sunday, a female student alleged that she saw
a strange creature in front of the girls’ dormitory which she believed was a
ghost. Out of fear and an excessive shivering, she fell from the first floor of
the dormitory to the ground.
She was said to have screamed for help at that
odd hour on Sunday night, prompting some students and masters to rush her to
the Fumbisi Health Centre for immediate medical attention.
The claim of the female student (name withheld)
seeing a ghost spread through campus quickly making fear to grip the entire student
body. The news was said to have led to the collapse of other girls who were
On Monday, the students demanded to be allowed
to go home. They followed this demand with a boycott of the usual morning
assembly. Besides, they refused to eat their breakfast.
The school was then closed on Monday to allow
management some time to investigate the claim of a ghost on campus.
On Tuesday, DAILY GUIDE learnt that the student
who was reported to have seen the ghost on campus was rushed back to the
Fumbisi Health Centre because she said she was having a problem with her sight.
A family member of the traumatised student who spoke to this paper on Tuesday said “she reported that she could not see well.”
FROM: Ebo Bruce-Quansah, Bolgatanga