Bolga Tech Institute shut down after students’ riot

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The Upper East Regional Security Council has shut down the Bolgatanga Technical Institute following a riot that ensued earlier on Tuesday.

The students were given some time to vacate the school premises to their various homes.

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,” he noted.

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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 vandalized.

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

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