The government has released an amount GH¢57,460,000 to cater for feeding grants and student allowances for the 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana.
In a statement, the Ministry of Education noted that it was committed to improving and sustaining quality education.
“The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education has released an amount of GH¢57,460.000.00 covering feeding grants and Student allowance to the 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana.”
“The Ministry hereby reiterates Its commitment to sufficiently resource and collaborates with all institutions under its ambit in the quest to improve and sustain quality education in Ghana,” the statement said.
This follows anger over the non-payment of allowances to the schools.
Hunger in SHS
Meanwhile, the National Council of Parent Teachers Association has warned that schools may shut down soon due to government’s inability to pay suppliers of food to senior high schools across the country.
The Acting Secretary for the Council, Mr Raphael Gapson who lamented the government’s failure to engage parents of the worrying situation revealed that students were still hungry across various SHS
He also said the system the government was using to manage the schools has prevented headteachers from speaking publicly, stressing that it has compounded the situation.