The Ministry of education has announced that government has released an amount of 67million cedis to Colleges of Education in Ghana.
This development comes after the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education – Ghana (PRINCOF) said it could not continue feeding the trainees as a result of huge debts owed by the government.
Speaking at a press conference, the Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum noted that government has released ¢67, 942, 652 to Colleges of Education due to concerns of PRINCOF.
“I am very happy to inform you that government has released ¢67, 942, 652 to Colleges of Education. I know you may have read media reports, there were many calls on us to respond to concerns of PRINCOF. We want to let the country know that the President of the Republic, the Finance Minister and all those who have work hard to ensure various promises made to Colleges of Education are carried through, have delivered on their promise. That is why this amount has been released to Colleges of Education,” Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said.
In an earlier statement, The Executive Secretary of PRINCOF, Dr. Harriet Naki Amui, directed that teacher trainees will have to start funding their own feeding from May 8, if funds are not made available 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.”
“Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022, that, Trainee teachers from May 1 to May 8, 2022 shall be given lunch only, that, after May 8, trainee teachers would be asked to provide their own meals until their feeding allowances have been paid and finally, “food vendors will be encouraged to increase the quantity of daily meals they cook for sale to students”.
“All these measures are meant to ensure that there is no disruption of the academic calendar,” Dr. Harriet Naki Amui said in the earlier statement.
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