The Ghana Education Service (GES) in consultation with the Ministry of Education has temporarily closed down the Akro Senior High Technical School (ASHTECH) in the Eastern Region for two weeks, citing security reasons.
According to report, students are expected to return to school on Monday, February 7, 2022.
The Eastern Regional Ghana Education Service Director, Magret Ansah Asamoah, the Lower Manya Municipal Security Council and school management were in the school on Sunday morning to have a crunch meeting and announce the decision to close the school down temporarily.
The issue that emanated to this unscheduled directive was as a result of youth attack on ASHTECH students for allegedly beating one town member to death.
One person was reported dead and a second in critical condition after they were attacked by students of Akro Senior High and Technical School (ASHTECH) at Odumase in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
According to the Odumase Krobo police, on Friday, January 21, at about 10:30pm, they received information from the headmaster of the Akro Secondary Technical School that two suspects had invaded the girls dormitory of the school.
They were, subsequently, apprehended and beaten by the students. One died upon arrival at the St Martin De Pores Hospital while the other suspect in critical condition is receiving care at same hospital.
Several of the students had left home for fear of their lives after a reprisal attack from residents on Saturday, January 22.
On the other hand, students who were left on campus have been evacuated with police escort to Accra, Koforidua, Asesewa and other towns.
According to the Eastern Regional GES Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Asiedu, there would be security presence until everything normalise.
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