Tumu Secondary Technical Students numbering about 24 have been arrested by the Ghana Police following their violent attacks and damage to school properties running into thousands of Ghana Cedis.
Those arrested are among suspected students of the school who went out of order to cause extensive damage in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region where the school is located.
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The action of the students was aimed at protesting against the arrest of a student who had been caught engaging in examination malpractice during the West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE). The student whose illegal conduct spark the reaction of the others was caught in possession of a mobile phone in the exams hall.
The seizure of the mobile phone by the invigilators did not go down well with the students, who decided to mass up on Thursday in the evening. The embarked on a destruction mission, destroying properties of teachers and the school in the process.
The Computer laboratory, Dining Hall, masters’ bungalows, Headmaster’s office and school vehicles he added were not spared by the enraged students who vented their spleen on them.
The police in response to a report, was able to arrest 24 of the students who are currently in police cells to help identify the main culprits of the crime who will then be processed for court.
Teachers in the school who were targeted by the students had to run for their lives when they were informed by some students of a plan by the disgruntled students to stage and violent demonstration.
Academic activities in the school are currently on hold while the
District Security Committee is working on ways toward ensuring the violence is truncated.
The head teacher Mr. Abass Wiyor had his bungalow ransacked by the rampaging students while property which is estimated to cost several thousands of Ghana Cedis have been destroyed.