Bolga SHS students go on rampage following untimely death of their colleague

Bolga SHS students go on rampage following untimely death of their colleague

Students of the Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big Boss) in the Upper East Region, on Friday went on a rampage around in their school in protest over the death of their colleague.

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Eliasu Zakari passed at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, and his friends and colleagues have blamed his untimely death on their senior housemaster.

Bolga SHS students go on rampage after this colleague dies

A smashed vehicle during the rampage. Photo credit: Starrfmonline.com

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According to some aggrieved students, Eliasu’s death could have been prevented had their housemaster not refused his exeat so he could seek medical attention.

The students among other things, smashed car windshields in anger over their loss.

Some police personnel had to be deployed to the school grounds to end the protest and restore calm.

The authorities of the school issued a warning to all students to reveal those who were involved in the protest, or they all face serious sanctions for the destruction caused.

Meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Ayine Bukari accompanied by some officials of the Ghana Education Service have visited the school regarding the incident as part of efforts to a reach a peaceful resolution between staff and students.

It has been indicated that an investigation into the claims by the students would be opened.

Bolga SHS students go on rampage after this colleague dies

Some students of the school. Photo credit: MyNewsGh.com

This is not the first time students of Big Boss have been in the headlines in such a report, as in 2014, the death of a form three student, Emmanuel Bawa, led to a violent demonstration by the students.

The incident left the senior housemaster's car vandalized and a shop belonging to his wife also attacked, while some teachers were pelted with stones.

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