Offinso College of Education closed down over student riot

2005621836779_2035721237408Authorities of the Offinso College of Education, in the Ashanti Region, have closed down the school following students uproar over a re-sit of examination policy.

Some of the students were said to have sprayed human excreta onto the classrooms and destroyed school items and the school bus’ wind­screen last Sunday when authori­ties of the school were engaged in evening worship.

The students also pelted stones at anything on sight injuring some of their colleagues.

The incident compelled the authori­ties to call in the police, who arrested some of the students and placed them in police custody on Monday.

Angry students were said to have kicked against a policy of the Univer­sity of Cape Coast that allowed a re-sit of examination only once.

According to the Senior House Mas­ter of the school, James Owusu Bonsu, the authorities had no choice than to close down the school to pave way for painting works of the classrooms that were smeared with human excreta.

He was hopeful that the school could be re-opened next Tuesday, but the students who were arrested and granted bail by the police would not be allowed to resume lectures until the determination of their cases.

The re-sit examination policy by the University of Cape Coast had seen several demonstrations by students kicking against it.

The closure of the school comes barely a day after students’ demon­stration at Wesley College in Kumasi turned violent, when police who were called in to ensure peace, charged on them, whipping them with sticks thus leaving many injured.

source: myjoyonline.com

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