BOTECH:Students to bear cost of damaged property – Principal
The Principal of Bolgatanga Technical Institute (BOTECH), Zachary Yorose, has indicated that students will bear the cost of the various properties that were damage when they went on rampage on Tuesday.
The rampaging students went on a destruction spree as the destroyed any thing that stood on their way.
The chaos erupted when four students of the Institute and two teachers were picked up by officials of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) for allegedly engaging in examination malpractice. The chaos which affected motorist and surroundings of the school forced to temporarily closed down.
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Mr. Zachary Yorose said the students destroyed five staff vehicles, and some motorbikes and also attempted vandalizing the Vice Academic’s bungalow.
“At the moment I’ve set up a committee that is going round taking pictures. If they are able to finish with all that early next week we’ll bring mechanics to put value to all the damages that have been caused and I’ll advise my authorities to do something about it.”
“As I speak to you now calm has been restored, they just finished the first paper earlier ago and they are about to start the second paper this afternoon,” the Principal added.
The regional security Council (REGSEC) under whose instruction, the school was closed further instructed that the final year students who are currently taking the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will come from their various homes and immediately leave after the papers.