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Krobea Asante Technical & Vocational School shut down

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A vehicle of the attacked by the irate students.

Students of Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute smashed windscreen of a school Mahindra vehicle.

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (AREGSEC) has ordered the closure of the Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute in the Sekyere East district of the Ashanti region, following a demonstration which led to destruction of properties in the school.

Forty students have been arrested and their caution statement taken by the police.The irate students are said to have demonstrated over poor examination results among others.

On Saturday evening , students in the school  protested  against  poor examination results and  vandalised vehicles, which  windscreens were smashed .The students also destroyed the fenders of some of vehicles.

Dry foods, tables were also destroyed after reportedly assaulting some of their teachers as well.

This development compelled the police to intervene and arrested some of the students. Information available to The Chronicle has it that some of the students have  runaway fearing they could be arrested by the police .

Intelligence picked by this paper indicated that the situation was so dire that teachers and police officers had to mount a barrier to look out for some of the students who were fleeing campus.

Students of Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute vandalises school vehicle,during the protest

The Ashanti regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service, Mark Ofori, confirmed to this reporter that indeed the Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute have been closed down, following the upheaval, which occurred in the school over the week-end.

When asked what led to the disturbances, Ofori responded that the incident occurred on Saturday night, but details are sketchy, adding that investigations are underway to establish what really led to the protest.

According to the Ashanti regional GES PRO, the students are alleging that their performance in the previous West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was horrible.

“We are waiting for a comprehensive report on the case; if we do not get the details well, whatever comes out will be a fallacy,” he said.

A vehicle which belongs to a staff of Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute attacked by the rampaging students of the said school.

Asked about the arrest of the forty students of the school in connection with the crime, Ofori explained to this paper that during the rampage, the police saw some of the students destroying cars and other stuff so they chased some of them and arrested them,but the specific number is not clear.

The District Chief Executive of Sekyere East district also told The Chronicle that the District Security Council (DISEC) was meeting over the issue to know their next line of action.

RICHARD OWUSU-AKYAW

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