Source: Nyinahin SHS Announces 1 Meal Per Day
Students at Nyinahin Catholic Senior High School (SHS) at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region are being fed once a day by school authorities, a source from the school has revealed to opemsuo.com.
This announcement was made by the Headmaster of the school a few days after the second cycle schools resumed from the Christmas Break.
According to the source, the students will be fed once a day, that is, in the evening.
It started on January 18, 2023, the source confirmed.
Two days ago, the President of the Conferences of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Rev. Father Steve Owusu Sekyere, confirmed schools do not have an adequate food supply.
He said although Buffer Stock Company supplied some of the food items, essentials like oil, milk, and sugar weren’t supplied.
“Some schools have received items that when put together, could not be used to feed the students. For example, if you deliver beans, maize, rice, and maybe gari, you don’t expect the school to use those items to feed the students because you have not given me oil”, he is quoted by Beachfmonline.
He also said some schools are struggling to feed pupils.
The headmaster of Nyinahin SHS is said to have implored the students to bear with the development which is beyond the school’s control.
He told the students that the food in stock is too small and won’t be adequate to cover them up till the end of the month if students are fed thrice a day.
Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education, Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah in an interview with Opemsuo radio on January 18 refuted food shortage claims in schools and noted that supply is rather delayed.
“Food is available to feed the students and supplies are still in progress”, he insisted.
He added, “the supply of food is sometimes delayed because most of the schools do not have storage facilities to hold the food items for a longer period, hence the uncertainties accompanying the supply chain might sometimes keep the food delayed”.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini/ Effah Mensah William