- Idogbo Secondary School in Ikpoba-Okha local government area, Edo state, will be shutting down indefinitely
- This is following an attack on its principal, teachers, a police officer as well as the destruction of property in the school by students during a riot
- According to the state commissioner of education, Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, the students would pay for the property damaged which is a minimum of N30m
Ikpoba-Okha, Edo - The government of Edo state has said it will shut down Idogbo Secondary School in Ikpoba Okha local government area of the state.
The Punch reports that the state took the decision following the destruction of property by students in the school during a riot.
Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, the state commissioner of education, made this known while inspecting the affected school on Thursday, December 9.
According to Osa-Oviawe, the students who beat their principal would bear the cost of a minimum of N30 million for damage during the unrest, P.M News added.
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She disclosed that the damages were much, adding that the state has zero tolerance for the destruction of school property.
“The school is going to be shut down and the government will reorganise it. The damages done by the students could be put at a minimum of N30m and government will not cough out that money that should have been used for other development in schools."
Edo students riot, burn principal’s office
Vanguard had earlier reported students of the school had assaulted the principal and teachers as well as destroyed properties during a riot.
The children set a section of the school ablaze, vandalised the principal’s office and stripped one of the policemen attached to the institution.
Students protest in Lagos after truck crushed schoolmates
Legit.ng previously reported that aggrieved students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School took to the streets of Lagos on Wednesday, December 8, over the tragic and sudden death of their schoolmates.
Recall that the truck reportedly suffered a brake failure and rammed into school children along Isheri Road in Lagos state on Tuesday, December 7.
At least 13 students were feared dead, though stated that the exact number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.