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Students vandalize vehicles over colleague’s death at Bolga Senior High

Students vandalize vehicles over colleague’s death at Bolga Senior High

Students of Bolgatanga Senior High School in the Upper East Region, have vandalized four vehicles belonging to the school and teachers, in protest over the death of a colleague on Friday.

The irate students, who also vandalized a teacher’s bungalow, accused their senior house master of deliberately refusing to sign an exeat urgently for a form one student who was seriously ill, and needed medical attention, resulting in  his death.

The angry students could not come to terms with why their senior house masters Mr. Osman Iddrisu and Isaac Dzandza, did not sign an exeat form on time to enable  the deceased, Elliasu Zakaria, who they claim was seriously ill, to seek medical care at any health facility.


They alleged that, the delay in signing his exaat accounted for his death, when he was finally rushed to the hospital.

Narrating the incident to Citi News, the students accused the two senior house masters for the death of the deceased, EIliasu Zakaria, a first year General Art student from Lalsa-Beega community in the Bawku municipality.

They added that, they could no long bear the challenges that come with securing an exeat from the school, hence their action.

“The deceased, Elliasu Zakaria, went to sign an exeat to go home, and the senior house masters did not agree and even beat the student up, so he went home and run out of blood and died.”

“Some of the senior house masters do not always want to sign exeats for students, when you tell them you are sick and need an exeat to go home and treat yourself, they always refer you to the dispensary and there are not enough drugs at the dispensary” a student said.


Another student added that, “what our senior house masters are doing to us is not fair. One sick girl in my dormitory  went to the senior house masters to sign an exeat, but they refused her and on her way to free herself in a toilet she fainted, even though she has gone home, the house masters said, when she returns, she will be punished.”

Students to pay for damages

Head teacher of the school, Mr. Afelibiek Ababu stated that, students will be charged for the damage caused.

“But for the Regional Minister Rockson Bukari’s intervention, I would have closed the school. You are a great disappointment to me, every night we carry students to hospital and even pay some of your bills and because of an unfortunate incident, you have gone round to vandalize properties, but the damage that has been caused, you must be ready to pay.”

Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari, appealed to the students to remain calm as they investigate and bring finality to the matter.


Meanwhile, calm has returned to the school with the deployment of a joint police-military personnel to protect and  lives and property.

About Ellis Ferdinand

Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of EducationGhana Limited and the Managing Editor at . He is a passionate writer,a publicist and an online Marketer and Promoter. He is Ghana's number 1 Education Blogger who brings all happenings in the Ghanaian Education Sector ,from Basic to Tertiary, to the doorsteps of readers on He is also the Founder of Education Awards Ghana which will soon be launched in Ghana to help boosts the Education Sector. He is Passionate about Promoting Education in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. Ferdinand Completed Accra College of Education and was Awarded a Diploma In Basic Education by the University of Cape Coast and Currently reading Psychology and Foundation of Education with Management and Accounting Options at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Ferdinand is willing to work with any organization who believes in Promoting quality business as well as Education in Ghana and Africa. You can Contact him for Promotion of Events,Advertisements,Publications and any other business through Education Ghana.


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