Following the damage of property in the school by students during a riot, the Edo State government announced that it will close Idogbo Secondary School in the Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state.
According to AZ, pupils who assaulted their principal will be held liable for any damage caused during the incident.
During a riot last week Friday, students assaulted the school’s principal and instructors and destroyed school property, while one of the school’s police officers was stripped.
Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, the state’s commissioner of education, remarked on Thursday while examining the impacted school.
She said that the school had suffered extensive damage and that the school’s students would be responsible for the loss of property.
She said, “What the children did is unacceptable and we have zero tolerance for destruction of school property in the state.
“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.
“We are meeting with schools and the governor gave us one week and a task force headed by the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has been set up to look at what happened.”
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