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Students of the Tamale nursing training college have locked the up office of the headmistress and the administration block in protest against the arrest and detention of ten of their colleagues for what the police described as an unlawful demonstration.
The decision to lock up Hajia Tashawu’s office was taken in consultation with the Students Representative Council (SRC) with notification to Regional Directorate of Education, the Regional Minister, the Regional House of Chiefs and other stakeholders in education in the region.
The move follows the disruption of a student match to submit a petition to the Regional Minister which was disrupted by the police who subsequently rounded up a number of them.
The police contend that the students sought no clearance from the appropriate quarters thereby making their convergence in town and subsequent match on the streets of the metropolis an act which could disrupt public order.
It could be recalled that students of the Tamale Training College expressed dissatisfaction over what they claim was an undemocratic and single handed manner the headmistress has been running affairs of the institution.
This led to the show of disenchantment on the part of the student and subsequently their demonstration which to their arrest.