The Eastern Regional Education Directorate in consultation with the Municipal Security Council, has shut down Akro Secondary Technical School in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
This comes after some students assaulted two suspected thieves who invaded the girls’ dormitory on Friday, January 21.
One of the suspects later died at the St. Martin’s De Porres Hospital.
The Education Directorate in the region, says the decision to shut down the school is to avert any reprisal attacks.
Emmanuel Acheampong, who speaks for the Ghana Education Service in the Eastern Region confirmed the closure saying, it is to restore safety in the school for a successful completion of the 2021 academic year.
“Given the situation, a good number of the students have already left although we are yet to complete the academic year of 2021. We started with the examinations but under the current situation, it will not be safe to keep them so we have asked that they go back home so that if everything normalizes we come back safe and continue to finish the academic year.”
One of the suspects first entered the school but luck eluded him after he was caught and beaten up.