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There was pandemonium in the Upper West region of Ghana after students tied up their school bursar before assaulting him and the principal over the poor quality of their food.
A dramatic incident has played out at a vocational school in Upper West region of Ghana after second year students ganged up to mercilessly beat up the school’s principal and bursar over the poor quality of their food.
The Issa Youth Leadership Training Institute students who participated in the unruly act have now been punished as they have all been sent home. According to MyJoy, the second year students ganged up with the first year students to assault the top school officials.
The reportedly tied up the bursar and beat him up before attacking the principal of the school later.
Sources close to the school indicate that before the assault on the principal and bursar, there had been swelling anger among the students over the quality of food served them at the dining hall.
After the attack, most of the students fled the school, while the bursar, Bismark Amponsah, had to be rushed to a nearby clinic and later transferred to the Wa Regional Hospital.
There were calls for the school to be shut down, however, the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District Security Council decided that it would be best to send the students home.
“We met yesterday…we said that they should all go home and come back with their parents or their guardians,” explains Wa Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Stephen Ngissah.
He said the first year students were however asked to remain on the school premises after they appealed that they would not be able to pay for their transportation back home.