The arrests triggered the rioting
The arrests triggered the rioting
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The Upper East Regional Security Council has closed the Bolgatanga Technical Institute (BOTECH) following a riot on Tuesday.

Students have vacated the school premises, and the Security Council says it will remain closed until insecurity issues have been addressed.

The Upper East Regional Minister and Chairman of the Regional security council, Stephen Yakubu, said the closure was the best solution for everyone.

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“We are going to allow the final year students to come in only when they have a paper to write,” he noted.

The students rioted following the arrest of two of their colleagues and a teacher for allegedly engaging in examination malpractice.

Properties, including seven vehicles belonging to teachers, have been vandalised.

Police personnel called in to respond to the rioting fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse the rampaging students.

The four male students were reportedly arrested for their involvement in the rioting.