REGSEC orders closure of Bolgatanga Technical Institute following WASSCE chaos

The students have been asked to vacate the school

The Upper East Regional Security Council has ordered the immediate closure of the Bolgatanga Technical Institute.

This is in response to the chaos that broke out in the school during this year’s West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations Tuesday (August 2).

Students were given a couple of hours to vacate the school premises.

The Upper East Regional Minister and Chairman of the Regional security council, Stephen Yakubu, said the closure was the best solution for everyone.

“We are going to allow the final year students to come in only when they have a paper to write,” the Minister was quoted by as saying.

He told the students: “you have brought this upon yourselves.”

The minister further said the students would be dealt with by security personnel if they did not pack out in time.

The students rioted following the arrest of two of their colleagues and a teacher for allegedly engaging in examination malpractice.

Properties, including seven vehicles belonging to teachers, have been vandalised.

Police personnel called in to respond to the rioting fired warning shots and tear gas to control the students.

The school was shut down in February 2021, following violent clashes between student groups.

The violent clash led to the destruction of school property and forced others to flee for safety.

SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH with additional files from

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