Following a violent demonstration on campus, the authorities of the Agogo State College defended the decision to send home about 5,000 students.
District Director of Education, Ernest Kojo Afari, said the organised vandalism by the students left the school in complete darkness with no water supply.
The students demonstrated because of the lack of water and power supply on campus for five days.
This issue which was already known to the authorities was as a result of a decision by the ECG to introduce pre-paid meters in the school.
He said the school had to resort to a judicious use of electricity after it started paying almost 2,000 cedis monthly for power.
Due to this, a decision was taken to switch off the lights after 10pm and switch it back on at 4:00am.
He said this was an age-long practice and the students were communicated to in order for them to know the situation.
He found it worrying that despite the communication, the students still went ahead to destroy the limited facilities.
“You are saying you don’t have enough and the little you have too, you want to destroy it,” he regretted.
He said the students will remain home as authorities attempt to repair the damaged properties.
He added that the students will be made to pay for the damages they caused when school resumes.
“The school has been left under a complete cover of darkness and you know what students can do in darkness,” he told Joy News’ Emefa Apawu on Monday.
A demonstration against water and power supply by students turned violent and disruptive on Sunday.
The students were alleged to have destroyed all the street lights on campus as well as other water installations.
But for the intervention of the police, the situation would have been worse.