Bolgatanga Technical Institute

Five Injured Amid Shutdown Of Bolgatanga Technical Institute Over Student Clashes


The Bolgatanga Technical Institute in the Upper East Region was shutdown on 16th February, 2021 following ethnic clashes between two student groups.

This is however, not the first time the school has rewarded such an incident.

Although it is unclear what sparked the clashes Tuesday night,the principal of the school,Zakariah Yorose believes it was a mix up between the two groups.

“It is a misunderstanding between two ethnic groups that is,the Frafra from Bolga and Kosasi from Boko”.

Narrating the incident to JoyNews Mr.Yorose noted that about five of the students got injured in the process.

“It was around 7:30-8:00,I saw my girls running to the bungalow showing that they are throwing stones all over the compounds so few students were hurt, they were taken to the hospital, treated and discharged”.

The principal of the school says he expects the school to reopen within two weeks as they awaits the Municipal Education Directorate to soon commence and investigate into the incident.

“The committee will be given two weeks to come out with their findings after which the students will be asked to come back”the principal explained.

Although there have not been any arrest yet,he said the news team, the police team has assured them of assistance at all the times.