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Nkwanta SHS Shut down Indefinitely over Students Riot

By: Obrempongba Kwame Owusu | Voltaonlinegh.com |

The Nkwanta Senior High School (SHS) in the Volta Region has been closed down indefinitely and students asked to leave the campus by 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 30.

The decision by the school authorities to shut down the school came a day after students went on rampage destroying properties of the school.

The destruction of school properties was in protest of some rules in the school which permit authorities to seize mobile phones from the students as well as other disciplinary measures imposed on them.

The protest by the students on Monday night saw a section of the administration block and classroom structures destroyed while over sixteen motorbikes and four vehicles of the school had their windscreens smashed.

Windscreen of a car left smashed after protest

The Headmaster of the School, Paul Boafo Nyarko, who announced the decision to close down the school until further notice said, the decision was taken after a meeting with the Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC).

The Municipal Police Commander, ASP William Ayensu disclosed to Voltaonlinegh.com that 30 students have been arrested so far in relation to the protest and are currently assisting the police with investigations.

Speaking to some parents who were there to take their wards, they condemned the protest describing it as unwarranted. They however, called for government intervention for the school to be re-opened soon.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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