General News Mon, 1 Oct 2018

Agogo State SHS closed down after students rioting

The Agogo State SHS has been closed down indefinitely following students rioting on Sunday night.

The students embarked on a demonstration and vandalised school property running into thousands of Ghana cedis.

The stone-throwing students embarked on the destructive demonstration at the school’s premises at about 10:30 pm Graphic Online has gathered.

Their anger followed frequent interruption of electricity supply to the school, which they said has contributing to denying them water supply for five days.

For five days, there has not been power supply to the school and so the students said they have not been able to pump out water for use.

Some of them said they have not had baths for five days continuous because of lack of power and water.

It took the intervention of police personnel to prevent the students from causing extensive damage to the school’s properties and save lives as some staff of the school were attacked with stones.

Almost all street lights on the campus were shattered, the windshield and glasses of the school bus were smashed, about three air conditioners in separate offices were destroyed whilst the office of the assistant headmaster in charge of domestic was also scattered.

The guidance and counseling centre, classrooms, louver blades and the school keyboard were equally not spared.

Following that, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mrs Mary Owusu Achiaw visited the school Monday morning and announced that the school has been closed indefinitely.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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