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Demonstration: Agogo SHS closed down, 18 female students arrested

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Agogo SHS closed down

The Agogo State Senior High School (SHS) has been closed down for one week, following students rioting on Sunday night.

The students of Agogo State embarked on a demonstration and vandalised school property running into thousands of Ghana cedis.

Their anger followed frequent interruption of electric power supply to the school, which they said has contributed to denying them water supply for five days.

For five days, there has not been power supply to the school and so the students said they have not been able to pump out water for use.

Some of them, especially the female students said they have not had baths for five days continuous, because of lack of power and water.

The school has a prepaid credit system, which management uses for electric power supply on campus.

According to the students, whereas their colleagues in other schools in the Agogo town, such as Collins SHS have regular power and water on their campus, theirs [Agogo State] was intermittent.

It took the intervention of police personnel to prevent the students from causing extensive damage to the school’s properties and save lives as some staff of the school were attacked with stones.

Meanwhile, the District Director of Education for Agogo, Kojo Asare after a meeting with the school's management has closed down the Agogo State SHS for a week to fix damaged properties.

In an interview with Joy FM, Kojo Asare also disclosed that 18 female and 4 males students are currently in grips of the Police to assist with an investigation. He added that all the 22 students have all been granted bail and police have taken their statements.

However, the over 4000 students of the Agogo State SHS who have since been sent home are to return to School on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

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