Kumasi-based Krobea Asante Technical Institute has been closed down by the management of the Ghana TVET Service over a violent demonstration by students which occurred on January 22, 2023, on the institution’s campus.
Some prospective students of the public technical institution according to a media report went on a rampage in the early hours of Sunday, January 22, 2023, protesting the poor results of their predecessors in their final examination.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service said its decision to shut down the technical institution is upon the advice of the Ashanti Regional Security Council.
amid the indefinite closure of the Krobea Asante Technical Institute, students have been asked to leave campus immediately. According to a report about 40 students have been arrested for causing damage to school property.
The report also said approximately four government vehicles, including a Mahindra and an Isuzu pickup truck, a Nissan Patrol and a school bus have been vandalised as a result of the violent action of the technical students.
“The Security Services will be on hand to evacuate all the students to protect lives and properties. Parents are advised to take steps to pick up their wards from the school,” the management of the TVET Service said in the statement.
The press release further added that “management of the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training \(TVET) Service will keep parents and public informed on any new development.”