The Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational School at Effiduase Asokore in the Sekeyere East District of the Ashanti Region has been shut down indefinitely after students went on a violent demonstration on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
According to the management of the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service, the decision to close down the school was upon the advice of the Sekyere East District Security Council and the Ashanti Regional Security Council.
A press release issued by the Ghana TVET Service said all students had been directed to vacate the campus immediately.
“The Security Services will be on hand to evacuate all the students to protect lives and properties. Parents are advised to take steps to pick up their wards from the school,” the release said.
“Management of the Ghana TVET Service will keep Parents and the General Public informed on any development”.
The students on Sunday allegedly caused a power outage and broke into the storerooms of the school and scattered food items.
The motive for the destruction is unclear but there are suggestions it could be linked to their dissatisfaction with the poor performance of their predecessors in the 2022 end-of-year examination.
About 40 students have been invited by the Police to assist with investigations.