Bolga Technical Institute closed down after student falls off dormitory

The Bolga Technical Institute in the Upper East region has been closed down after a student fell off a dilapidated storey building, setting off student agitations.

Armed police officers moved into the school Saturday evening to take control of the Bolga Technical Institute after the students refused to take lunch.

Describing the incident leading to the agitations, the Principal of the Bolga Technical Institute Thomas Abare said on Friday midnight, a student raised a false alarm inducing a fearful run to escape what they believed was imminent danger.

“When they said ‘fire! Fire! Fire!’ they woke up and started running so in the process of running, they pushed one of them and he fell off the storey building” he told Joy News Sunday.

He said the student suffered a fracture while two others also fell from the ground floor of the dormitory.

The students in protest, refused to eat their meals.

Despite several attempts by school authorities to reach a compromise, the students were adamant.

“They are saying that they want a complete renovation of the dormitory” the Principal reported the resolution of the school prefects.

Their dormitory building they say is now a death trap.

Mr. Abare stated that the student who was earlier reported to be in critical condition, after he was transferred from the Bolgatanga Hospital to the Tamale Teaching Hospital is now out of danger.

The two others have also been discharged after suffering minor injuries.


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