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Agogo State SHS shutdown indefinitely over students rioting

Written by  Oct 01, 2018
The Agogo State SHS has been closed down indefinitely following students rioting on Sunday night. The students vandalised school property in a demonstration staged Sunday night. According to details available, the students were angered by frequent interruption of electricity supply to the school, which they said has contributing to denying them water supply for five days. The scholarship has over the past five days have black out, a situation that has also deprive them of water supply. But for the timely intervention of the police, the students would have caused further damage to school's properties. Some staff of the school were said have suffered stone stack from the stone-wielding students. 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 damaged by the angry students. Other areas in the school affected were the guidance and counseling centre, classrooms, louver blades and the school keyboard. The situation has therefore forced the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mrs Mary Owusu Achiaw to shut down the school indefinitely. She took the decision after visiting the school to gather first hand information about the incident.
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