The Salaga T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High School (SHS) in the East Gonja District of the Northern region has suspended 10 students indefinitely for causing riot in the school.
In a letter dated December 29, 2015, the school said the move was part of measures to ensure peace in the school following the demonstration by the students.
It said the protest led to the death of one Francis and the subsequent closing down of the school indefinitely by the Regional Director of Education in July, 2015.
The affected students are Mohammed Saani Adams, Alhassan Issahaku, Issahaku Jabirl, Abubakari, A Razak, Mustapha A Razak, Haruna Safianu, Karimu Obeng Francis, Duniye Ussif, Abukari Abdul-Karim, Sachibu Haruna.
The authorities of the school further cautioned parents to ensure that their wards stay of the school’s premises until further directives.
Several efforts by the paper to get the reaction of the school authorities proved futile since most of the committee members refused to comment on the particular issue.
It would be recalled that some persons died while dozens sustained injuries following a riot by students of the Salaga T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School (SHS) in the Northern Region to demand the removal of their headmaster.
The deceased, who were not students, were hit by stray bullets fired by a combined team of police and military personnel, who attempted to disperse the rampaging students.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the deceased persons – a farmer from a neighbouring village – was in Salaga to withdraw money from the Credit Union when he met his untimely death.
It has also been established that the protestors set the school’s boys’ dormitory and the dining hall ablaze.
It took several hours for personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to quench the inferno, which was spreading to other structures on campus.
The Northern Regional Police spokesperson, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh was unable to give the exact number of injured persons or deceased persons.
According to them, the conduct of the security personnel had heightened tension in the town.
In the heat of the protest, the students vandalised a single cabin Toyota Pick-up with registration number GP 2947 belonging to the police.
From Eric Kombat, Salaga