Edo Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Idogbo Secondary School in Ikpoba-Okha council of the state, following an attack on teachers and a policeman by pupils.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs Joan Osa-Oviawe, gave the order yesterday in Benin while reacting to the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Some students, on December 3, tried to chase away one of the policemen drafted to maintain law and order in the school, as they were about to take their first term examinations.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, Secretary to the State Government, Commissioner for Education and other government officials had visited the school to assess the damage.
Osa-Oviawe said efforts were being made to prevent a reoccurrence. One of the approaches, according to her, is to compel the parents of the students to pay some damages.
“We condemn, in strongest term, what those students did. It is unacceptable. We have zero tolerance for destruction of government property.
“The students and their parents are going to be held accountable for this. Somebody has to pay for the repairs and it will not just be government.
“So, the school will be shut down and we will regroup and reorganise,” she said