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President Akufo Addo condemns violent student demonstrations in BOTECH, BAWTECH

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The President, Nana Akufo Addo has condemned in no uncertain terms, the violent demonstration by students of the Bolgatanga Technical Institute and the Bawku Technical Institute.

It would be recalled that some final-year students vandalized school property.

According to information gathered by this website, the chaos and violent conduct of the students were in protest against what they described as “strict invigilation” of the Core Mathematics paper by their teachers.

The final year students are said to have targeted the principal and staff of the school for being too strict on them during the conduct of NAPTEX.

The Ghana Police Service has since deployed its men to the school to bring the situation under control.

A similar situation happened in the Bolgatanga Technical Institute.

Reacting to the incidents on URA Radio earlier today, the President said the situation was unacceptable.

“It is completely unacceptable. It is hugely unacceptable. I think all of us have to be very very loud in the condemnation of the attitudes of the students who believe that they have some moral rights and that mechanisms should be put in place to facilitate exam malpractice.”

“It would not help society. People who cheat to get their results may get away with it today but somewhere later, you will be found out. Invariably, the ones who cheated to get their results, when they go further down the system [i.e tertiary, they]are found out,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has asked students of the Bolgatanga Technical Institute to leave school premises before 4 pm following the misconduct of some final-year students.

The riot resulted in the destruction of the property belonging to the school and staff.  According to the management of the school, the students rioted today after some of them were arrested yesterday for using foreign materials during exams.

Mr Yakubu, unhappy about the incident, noted no individual or group of individuals would be allowed to mar the peace within the region.

“We will not sit and allow anyone to destabilize the peace we are enjoying now.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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