School Feeding: Colleges Of Education Unable To Feed Students At GH₵6.50 A Day

School Feeding: Colleges Of Education Unable To Feed Students At GH₵6.50 A Day

  • Colleges of Education have written to the government over their inability to provide three meals a day to students at GH₵6.50
  • The colleges say prices of food items have shot up astronomically, with suppliers refusing to supply due to the indebtedness of the colleges
  • The Colleges have thus sought permission for students to be allowed to feed themselves from November 7, 2022

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Colleges of Education in the country have written to the government over their inability to provide three square meals to students at GH₵6.50.

In a letter from the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) to the Ministry of Education, the colleges lamented the struggles in procuring food items.

Colleges of education lament their inability to still feed students at GH₵6.50 per day
Some teacher trainee teachers Image Credit: Colleges of Education Ghana
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They thus sought permission from the Ministry for students to be allowed to feed themselves from November 7, 2022.

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“Prices of all food items have shot up astronomically, and food suppliers have refused to supply any food items to Colleges because of the indebtedness of Colleges to these suppliers.”

It Is Becoming Difficult For Us To Feed Students Of Colleges Of Education - PRINCOF

Explaining further, PRINCOF requested an increase in feeding grants as it has become increasingly difficult for them to continue providing three meals daily to students at GH₵6.50.

The schools also urged the Ministry to ensure that the already stretched academic year is not disrupted.

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But in a sharp rebuttal, the Education Ministry asserted that it is working diligently to settle all unpaid financial obligations to the nation's institutes of education in order to support future teachers.

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Kwesi Kwarteng, the Education Ministry's public relations officer, announced on social media that talks with the Finance Ministry to rapidly address all unmet obligations and pledges to the Colleges of Education are at an advanced stage.

Gertrude Quashigah: School Feeding Boss Promises More Nutritious Meals

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah, has reiterated the government's commitment to providing nutritiously balanced meals for pupils benefiting from the feeding programme.

She said the provision of nutritious meals is essential and remains the topmost priority of GSFP and the Government of Ghana.

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Ekow Annan Francis Ekow Annan writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been part of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since August 2022. Ekow has over ten years of experience in news reporting via various multimedia channels, including TV, Radio, and Online. He is an experienced multimedia journalist specialising in telling impactful current affairs, politics and business stories. He holds a BA in Communications (Strategic Communications) from the prestigious African University College of Communications (AUCC).

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