Special Press Statement From Ricks Institute
LIBERIA – The President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention, the Chairman and Board of Trustees, the Administration of Ricks Institute regret to announce the sudden death of Ms. Willvette Angel Nagbe, a student of Ricks Institute.
Student Nagbe was born on March 27, 2009. She was a 6th-grade Day Student, and not a Boarding Student. Student Willvette Angel Nagbe was thirteen years and eight months. She enrolled at Ricks Institute in the fourth (4th) Grade during the academic year, 2019.
The President of the Baptist Convention, the Board of Trustees, and the Administration of Ricks Institute deeply regret her death and extend profound condolences to the bereaved family.
It is important to have the public informed that our internal investigation revealed that Student Nagbe was sick at home prior to going on the field trip in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. This information was unknown to the School’s Administration prior to our departure.
Given the severity of her illness upon our return to Monrovia, the School’s In-House Nurse from Ricks’ Clinic immediately took her to Redemption Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Once again, we profoundly regret the passing of our student.
Rev. Dr. Enoch David Nyakoon
Principal, Ricks Institute