Over 1000 students of Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) in Tamale are stranded after the school authorities closed the school Monday.
The Sagnarigu Education Unit in consultation with the Regional Minister and the District Director of Education gave students less than one hour to vacate the school premises following a demonstration by students on Thursday, March, 17.
According to Joy News’ Hashmim Mohammed, the students went to town on the March 6 and school authorities noticed this and a roll call was taken and those absent were said to have been punished.
The students tell Mohammed that in addition to the punishment, those culpable were told to bring three cement bags each, which they protested.
Some of the protesting students are said to have vandalized some school properties. Stones were thrown into the school’s computer lab, thereby destroying the computers and other equipment. The school notice board was also destroyed.
According to some students Joy News spoke to who claim to reside in the southern part of the country, they will have to loiter in town with no place to sleep.
Other students who said they come from Bunkprugu said they would have the police to deal with the curfew still in continuation.
Attempts by Joy News to speak to school authorities has proved futile.