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Nkwanta SHS reopens for final year student after riot

Nkwanta Senior High School is set to reopen partially today, Monday, for final year students to finish up their registration for the upcoming West African Senior Secondary Certificate Exam (WASSCE).

The school was closed down last Tuesday following student riots which resulted in the destruction of some school property.

The students resorted to acts of vandalism when the school authorities seized and destroyed their mobile phones.

The police arrested 30 students for vandalizing the property.

The students reportedly destroyed school vehicles, white marker boards, louver blades, electric meters and water pipes leaving the school without electricity and water.

According to an Assistant headteacher of the school, Mr. Mahama Iddrisu, the school authorities only wanted to ensure strict compliance with regulations to enhance academic performance as they realized mobile phones were causing a decline in academic performance.

Water, electricity and some other essential amenities have since been restored in the school.

School authorities are however not sure when the second-year students will be invited back to school.

 

source: citinewsroom

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