Some Senior High Schools hit by food shortage; GNAT cries for help

Some Senior High Schools hit by food shortage; GNAT cries for help

  • Some Senior High Schools in the country have been hit by food shortage
  • The schools affected are mostly found in the Eastern, Ashanti, Northern, and Volta regions
  • The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers said students health can be affected if the situation is not remedied

News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country have been hit with food shortage.

The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah, said the schools affected are mostly found in the Eastern, Ashanti, Northern, and Volta regions.

Musah said if the situation is not remedied, it could affect the health of the students in the various affected schools.

Senior High Schools hit by food shortage - GNAT cries for help
Senior High Schools hit by food shortage - GNAT cries for help
Source: UGC

In a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, Musah said making the issue public was not intended to bring anybody down or to make the government unpopular but rather, to get the attention of all key stakeholders, including the President and the sector minister to address the situation.

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"We need to do something to help our children," Mr Musah noted, adding "We need to do something to ensure that these children pass and pass well," he said.

For him, the posture taken by some duty bearers that there is no food shortage affecting schools in the country will not help to address the situation, and that the issue needs to be addressed urgently.

He added that since the leadership of GNAT cannot compromise the health of students, it is doing everything possible to ensure that the schools have enough food supplies.

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Ghana teacher, vlogger, and social media education advocate, Michael Owusu Afriyie, famed as Teacher Kwadwo, has been spotted granting an interview over the plight of teachers.

While speaking on a radio interview on Accra-based Neat FM, the popular teacher indicated that teachers in Ghana were going through a lot of challenges but were unable to speak due to some regulations.

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Using his own school as an example, Teacher Kwadwo revealed that 2 separate classes had to be cramped in the same classroom to be taught by the same teacher.

He added that even though the student population in the school was growing, the headteacher announced that they were overstaffed.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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