‘No cash, teacher trainees will have to fund their meals in May’ – Principals to Education Minister

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the minister of education
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the minister of education

Over 20,000 students in Colleges of Education across Ghana will have to fund their feeding effective May 8, 2022, announced an official letter.

The directive, according to the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education – Ghana (PRINCOF), is in response to the inability of Colleges of Education to make payments for food items supplied to them.

“Most Colleges now have food items that can last only one week if students are to be provided with three (3) meals a day,” PRINCOF said in a letter to the country’s Education Minister.

To this end, PRINCOF has suggested that:

“Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022.

“Trainee teachers from May 1 to May 8, 2022 shall be given lunch only.

“After May 8, trainee teachers would be asked to provide their own meals until their feeding allowances have been paid,” it said.

Meanwhile, food vendors are being encouraged to increase the quantity of daily meals they cook for sale to students.

“These measures are meant to ensure that there is no disruption of the academic calendar,” it concluded.

SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH with additional files from myjoyonline.com

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