There was pandemonium at the Federal Science and Technical College Dayi, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State, yesterday, where yet to be identified students reportedly set school store, clinic and two other structures ablaze.
It was gathered that the suspected students, in an act that defied logic, set fire on the building which houses foodstuffs worth hundreds of thousands of naira.
Our source listed other structures set ablaze by the students to include a library building said to have been built and donated to the school by Parents Teachers Association (PTA).
There were however two different versions of the reasons for the students’ action with one source saying the students embarked on the heinous crime to register their displeasure over the ban on use of handsets in the school.
“You know this principal is strict and has directed that no student should be seen with handsets as it disrupts their learning. Some students who violates the directive had their phones seized. We suspect the students did this to protest that” a source who doesn’t want to be named said.
But another source said the destruction which is the first of its kind in the history of the school was caused by some aggrieved students who were asked to repeat classes following poor performance.