Essequibo teacher allegedly drowns after seizure

first_imgThe head teacher of the 8th of May Primary School on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is believed to have drowned after falling into a drain, while suffering an epileptic seizure on Thursday afternoon.Dead is 43-year-old Seroojanie Singh. <<<>>>> understands that the head teacher usually suffers bouts of seizures and is usually accompanied by someone whenever she goes on the road.However on Thursday, Singh left her Westbury, Essequibo Coast, school alone and rode on a bicycle to the Flora Nursery in Dartmouth – a half mile journey – to meet with the head teacher of that school.The incident occurred while Singh was returning to her school sometime around 13:30h. According to information reaching this newspaper, the head teacher suffered a seizure and fell into a nearby drain in Dartmouth Back Street.Residents immediately rushed to her assistance and she was taken to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity, where she was treated but subsequently died sometime around14:00h.According to residents, “Miss Rona”, as she was popularly known, was a single-parent who worked very hard as a teacher to provide for her two children who are now adults.Singh started to teach at a tender age of 18 and was only promoted to head teacher of the 8th of May Primary School about one month ago.Her teaching staff and pupils were all in shock after receiving news of her tragic death. In fact, Regional Education Officer (REO), Nicola Matthews, dismissed the school for the reminder of the day after visiting and seeing the teachers in tears.Everyone described the 43-year-old woman as a good teacher, mother, colleague, neighbour and friend.Residents say the community lost a “superwoman” who was always friendly and willing to help others.last_img read more