Keta, Ghana – Hundreds of mourners, including traditional rulers, elders, Heads of Department, teachers, and students, gathered at the Keta Senior High Technical School Park for the final burial service of the late James Kwabla Edem Lutterodt, a former Ketasco National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) finalist.
James Kwabla Edem Lutterodt, who was only 19 years old at the time of his passing, had made a significant mark as an NSMQ finalist, representing Ketasco with distinction.
As early as 08:00 hours on Saturday, a diverse crowd of sympathizers, including cultural troupes, past and present students, and religious leaders, had assembled at the park to pay their final respects to the brilliant young man.
Canopies and chairs were thoughtfully arranged for attendees to have a comfortable environment for the burial services, while security measures were increased to maintain law and order.
Mr. Innocent August, the Headmaster of Ketasco, confirmed that all necessary arrangements had been made by the school's management and the deceased's family for a successful and dignified burial service.
He noted that a pre-burial service had already taken place at the Tema Community One Community Centre on Friday, September 8.
The late Lutterodt had been a vital member of the 2021 Ketasco NSMQ squad, proudly representing both Ketasco and the Volta Region as the first Senior High School from the region to reach the NSMQ finals.
At the time of his passing, Lutterodt was a Computer Science level 200 student at the University of Ghana. He is survived by his parents, Mr. Philip Lutterodt and Madam Lucy Tetteh, as well as six siblings.
The burial service concluded with internment at the Vui government cemetery, marking the final farewell to a young scholar who left an indelible mark on his community and the NSMQ competition.
Reporting by Evans Worlanyo Ameamu. Editing by Mariam Aminu.