Tragedy Strikes: AAMUSTED Student Loses Life in Hall Procession Accident


A somber atmosphere has descended upon the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) as the community mourns the loss of Prosper Owusu, a third-year mathematics student. The unfortunate incident occurred during a hall procession, resulting in the untimely death of Owusu.

On Friday, August 25, 2023, Owusu and several other Opoku Ware II Hall students were participating in various activities within the hall. Owusu, who held the significant role of “chief priest” for the hall, was engaged in conducting traditional rituals near an open flame.

In a tragic turn of events, Owusu’s attire caught fire during the ritual, causing severe injuries. Despite the immediate efforts of his fellow students to extinguish the flames, their attempts proved futile. Consequently, Owusu was urgently transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

Meanwhile, the best efforts of the medical team, Prosper Owusu succumbed to his injuries on September 1, 2023, leaving the university community and his loved ones in shock and grief.

The university’s management has initiated an investigation unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident.


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Ngamegbulam C. S

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