- The government has released GH₵125,998,145 for the feeding of students in public SHS
- GH₵83,184,673 went to the Buffer Stock Company
- GH₵42,813,472 went to headmasters of the SHSs to purchase perishable goods for their schools
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The government has released GH₵125,998,145 to the Buffer Stock Company and headmasters for the feeding of students in public Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.
In a press statement issued by the Ministry of Education and signed by its Chief Director, Benjamin Kofi Gyasi, part of the amount was released to the Buffer Stock Company.
The remaining amount was sent to the headmasters of Senior High Schools.
In a report filed by Graphiconline, this is to enable them purchase perishable components of foodstuff needed for the feeding of the students.
“The government through the Ministry of Education on 14th May 2021, released (GH₵125,998,145) of which GH₵83,184,673 went to the Buffer Stock Company, with GH₵42,813,472 going to headmasters of SHS,” the statement said.
The statement further explained that this payment follows an initial payment made to the Buffer Stock Company and the headmasters for perishable foods for the first semester.
“This follows payments made on the 28th April 2021, when a total of GHS102,350,871.20 was paid to the Buffer Stock Company and headmasters (for perishable) for the 1st semester,” the statement noted.
The statement also rejected the claims that the Free Senior High School initiative is under stress.
In other news, boarding students of Kajaji SHS in the Sene East District of the Bono Region sleep in abandoned edifices as a result of acute infrastructural crisis.
In a report filed by Starr News, male and female boarding students reportedly pass the night in abandoned classroom blocks converted into a dormitory and an abandoned GETFUND dormitory block respectively.
The school has a total of 1,100 student population, out of which 822 are boarders.
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Also, the teachers are not left out of the sordid experience of the students following the disclosure that apart from the assistant headmaster and senior housemaster, the rest of the 58-teaching staff “are struggling for accommodation.”
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Source: Yen News